The now thirty-year-old baby from the cover of Nirvana’s iconic Nevermind album is suing the band for sexual exploitation of a minor.
From LAD Bible:
The lawsuit states: “The permanent harm he has proximately suffered includes but is not limited to extreme and permanent emotional distress with physical manifestations, interference with his normal development and educational progress, lifelong loss of income earning capacity, loss of past and future wages, past and future expenses for medical and psychological treatment, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses to be described and proven at trial of this matter.”
According to documents seen by TMZ and Pitchfork, the lawsuit states that Elden has suffered ‘lifelong damages’, with the defendants having ‘knowingly benefitted from their participation’ in his ‘commercial sexual exploitation’.
The lawsuit also states that neither he nor his legal guardians ever signed a release to authorise ‘the use of any images of Spencer or of his likeness, and certainly not of commercial child pornography depicting him’.
Elden is officially suing for distribution of private sexually explicit materials and negligence.
The suit also accuses the band of a ‘sex trafficking venture’, claiming Elden was forced ‘to engage in commercial sexual acts while under the age of 18 years old’.