Man featured on Nirvana album cover as nude baby sues the band after 30 years


The naked baby featured in Nirvana’s famous “Nevermind” album art is all grown up and is now suing the band for child sexual exploitation.


A man named Spencer Elden claims he’s the naked baby pictured in a swimming pool on Nirvana’s 1991 album cover.


He’s suing the band’s surviving members and Kurt Cobain’s estate, 30 years after the album dropped.


According to a new federal lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Elden claims he could not consent to his image being used on the album art because he was only a 4-month-old baby, He says his legal guardians didn’t consent to it either.

Nirvana Album

Elden claims in his suit that the image is actually child pornography. He also claims the band made a promise to cover his genitals with a sticker but it was never incorporated on the album cover.

According to the documents, Elden claims Kurt, Dave Grohl and the rest of the band failed to protect and prevent him from being sexually exploited and he says having his naked baby body plastered on a famous album caused him to suffer lifelong damages.


Eden wants the band, Kurt’s estate, and others to pay at least $150,000 each in damages.