Today (September 24) marks the 30th anniversary of NIRVANA’s iconic ‘Nevermind’ album, and the lawyer for Spencer Elden — the person featured as the baby on the album’s cover photo — has once again publicly asked for Universal Music to stop using the record’s cover art.
Elden is already involved in a court case with NIRVANA, as he’s trying to prevent further usage of the album cover picture that featured his genitalia, with his legal team citing it being a case of child sexual exploitation and a violation of privacy.
Elden’s lawyer, Maggie Mable, stated to TMZ, that she’s demanding that Universal erase the image of Elden’s genitalia from all future album covers. Earlier this week, it was revealed that there will be 30th anniversary expanded and remastered reissues arriving in November. She added that with the anniversary and the reissues coming this week and in the coming months, Elden fears he’ll once again be subjected to public scorn and ridicule.
While Elden is reportedly fine with Universal pushing forward with plans to celebrate the album, he’s asking Universal to quit using the “naked baby” photo that adorns the cover.
Elden filed suit both against Kurt Cobain’s estate and the surviving members of the band back in August. Also named were Universal Music Group, Inc., the David Geffen Company, Geffen Records, Warner Records, Inc., MCA Music Inc. and others associated with the album.
Elden is seeking to recover $150,000 in addition to the cost of the action of the lawsuit, which includes attorney’s fees and other costs. “The Court may also award punitive damages and grant such other preliminary and equitable relief as the Court determines to be appropriate,” states the documents.