Nirvana Baby Sues over Image Use

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The BBC reports that the “Nirvana Baby” is suing the band claiming that his parents never signed a release to allow for his image to be used and that its use constitutes child pornography. The image, used on the album Nevermind, shows a naked baby apparently reaching for a dollar bill while underwater in a swimming pool. The dollar was actually added in post. Spencer Elden, now 30, has recreated the iconic album cover three times, including on its 20 year anniversary, but is now suing 15 defendants for sums of at least $150,000 each.