The revised lawsuit also reveals some journal entries that were allegedly made by Cobain regarding his approach to the album cover.
Amending the lawsuit filed by Spencer Alden against Nirvana, which alleges that the cover art of their iconic album ‘Nevermind’ amounted to “commercial child pornography”, alleging that the cover subject Alden was also styled and photographed Was lazy Founder Hugh Hefner.
Lawyer Robert Lewis, now representing Alden, 30, filed modified suit Retrieved on Monday (22 November) digital music news, The lawsuit retains the original claims, filed in August, that the defendants “failed to take reasonable steps to protect Spencer and prevent her widespread sexual exploitation and image trafficking”.
The defendants in the case are Nirvana, the late Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, photographer Kirk Weidl, designer Robert Fischer, the labels responsible for the release of Nevermind – Universal Music, MCA Records and Geffen Records – and Courtney Love, the estate of Cobain. executor of.
The revised lawsuit reiterates the original suit’s claim that Nirvana intended to “trigger a visceral sexual response from the viewer” before throwing Spencer’s ‘gag reflex’ underwater and that it took photos that exposed Spencer. The genitals were exposed and emphasized.
The revised suit also claims, without any additional context, that “Weddell portrayed as Hugh Hefner shortly after Spencer’s photographs were drawn.”
In addition, the amendment also includes searchable journal entries allegedly made by Cobain, which present a “sketch”. [of] The album covers in a sexual way, with semen all around.”
“In many instances,” the suit reads, “journals have described Cobain’s twisted vision. No problem [sic] The album cover, along with their emotional struggles: ‘I like to cut a baby’s belly, then fuck the incision until the baby is dead.'”
The lawsuit cites the collection magazines, published in 2002 by Riverhead Books, as a source for journal entries.
While the original suit also named former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, his name has been dropped in the revision. Other names dropped from the suit include Warner Music, Heather Parry and Guy Ossery, the latter two previously named as managers of Cobain’s estate.
Claiming to be suffering from “extreme and lasting emotional distress,” Alden is seeking actual damages, or liquidation amounting to $150,000 per defendant, attorney’s fees and trial by jury.
Alden also stated that neither he nor his parents ever “signed a communiqué authorizing the use of any image of Spencer or his likeness, and of course commercial child pornography depicting him.” No.” Alden is also asking for the album art to be changed for any future re-releases. Earlier this month, “Nevermind” received a comprehensive 30th anniversary reissue with original cover art.
The defendants named in the amended lawsuit have yet to respond publicly. In October, Grohl commented on the suit, saying, “I feel the same way most people do which I have to disagree with,” before pointing out that Alden has a ‘Nevermind’ tattoo and doesn’t. Is.
Earlier that month, Grohl said he had “many ideas” about how the ‘Nevermind’ cover could be changed, “but we’ll see what happens.”
Granthshala The photographer has reached out to Kirk Weidl for comment.