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Nirvana band sued after 30 years by naked baby on their iconic album “Nevermind”!

The cover of the "Nevermind" album on which featured Spencer Elden as a child

After three decades, the image on the cover of their album “Nevermind” comes haunting the music group Nirvana.

The reason is amazing as Spencer Elden, who as a baby appeared naked on the cover of this 1991 album is suing the band on charges of “child sexual exploitation” and has claimed that the artwork of the album is child pornography.

The cover depicts Elden who was an infant then, swimming underwater while undressed. His eyes are fixed on a one dollar bill. The image became iconic like the album and continues to endure and engage even today.

According to a cnn.com report, in his complaint filed on August 24 (Tuesday) in California’s Federal Court Elden through his lawyers has said that the image was pornographic and that he has suffered "lifelong damages" because of his involvement.

The 30-year-old Elden has named the surviving band members, the executors of lead singer Kurt Cobain's estate, and various record labels as defendants. Besides asking from each defendant a sum of $150,000 in damages, he is demanding legal costs.

He has alleged that those named in the suit "knowingly produced, possessed, and advertised commercial child pornography." It alleges that Elden was sexualized because the dollar bill shown in the picture has made the baby resemble "a sex worker."

In a chat with the Sunday Times In 2007 Elden had said that he found it "kind of creepy that many people have seen me naked … I feel like the world's biggest porn star”. He also stated in his suit that he “has been and will continue to suffer personal injury by the distribution and possession of child pornography," including emotional distress and loss of earnings.

While the album "Nevermind" and its lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" sold millions of copies, its content and artwork were heralded as seminal.

Following its release, Cobain committed suicide and the group disbanded.

Among those listed in the suit are Cobain's wife, singer Courtney Love, as an executor of Cobain's estate, photographer Kirk Weddle and record labels Warner Records and the Universal Music Group.