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Nevermind Cover Baby Suing Band, Geffen & Photographer For Child Pornography

FooZealandFooZealand 263 posts
edited August 26 in General Foo Discussion

He has suffered “lifelong damages” and his legal guardians never signed a release authorizing the use of any images or of his likeness.

Hilarious considering his tattoos of the band - let alone the fact he recreated the cover in 2016

In an interview with Milanote, Robert Fischer, the designer behind the Nevermind cover, said both he and Cobain had anticipated there could be controversy, and even prepared a version of the artwork with Elden's genitals blurred out.

Cobain countered this with a suggestion to "alleviate the problem" with a custom sticker to cover the area that would read: "If you're offended by this, you must be a closet paedophile," according to an interview he gave to Hot Metal in 1991.

Elden's lawsuit reportedly mentions Cobain's quote directly, noting the album was released without any such sticker. The 30-year-old artist is seeking at least US$150,000 each from all the parties listed on the suit, including surviving band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, along with Cobain's estate.

Such an obvious, desperate cash grab - but what's really sad is it's such an incrediblly stupid insult to his OWN legacy. "I'm the guy on the Nirvana cover" will go from free beer for life to a punch in the face every time he mentions it now.

I'd be countering with - "dude your cocks just not worth a million dollars - but you can keep the one on the cover" - which, come to think of it, since the serial number can be made out - would probably be worth a good chunk of a million dollars if you owned it.

The Milanote piece is a really great piece too by the way if you've never read it.


EDIT:

I'd say his case is a but fucked when there are interviews from his teens still on the net saying "life is good".


EDIT2:

Found the law suit:

https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/nirvana-lawsuit.pdf

The "permanent harm" suffered by Elden includes "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 and loss of enjoyment of life."

What a total c#$%

Well there... I guess my opinion is now clearly stated 🤣

Comments

  • SusanSusan 2,036 posts

    this led to a lot of funny tweets about other album covers and the lawsuits they could spawn.

  • hoochhooch 578 posts
    edited August 30

    It sounds like his penis is the same size it was then. Who'd even know it was him if he hadn't have gone around bragging about it? I remember seeing him talk about it on tv a few times and he didn't seem bothered by it then.

  • FooZealandFooZealand 263 posts

    Excellent point about nobody ever knowing it was him except for his own actions. Even if one of the music sites or whatever had dug it up he could have said no comment and it would likely never have gone much further.

  • hoochhooch 578 posts

    Yeah that guy still swimming towards that dollar.

  • TimTim 62 posts

    As much of an eye roll as this is, it's kinda sad this dude's life clearly hasn't panned out where he feels compelled to go this route.


    I wanted to ask Dave to have his lawyers push for a "is this cause you still have a baby dick?" defense but I think this gets laughed out of court before they even get the chance to have a deposition.

  • Maybe someone explains to him how stupid it is, and that he will lose and only end up out of pocket in lawyer's fees - and he grabs a few interview fees and just says "Never mind".

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