Grohl was sued along with Kur Cobain’s estate, Krist Novoselic and others
Dave Grohl is speaking.
In August, Spencer Alden—who was featured as a child naked on Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album cover—sued Grohl, the estate of Kurt Cobain, and several others associated with the rock band.
In the suit, Alden claimed that the people named in the suit sexually assaulted her when they took advantage of her nude image. He also alleged that the picture is of child pornography.
Those facing trial have been relatively tight-lipped since the news broke, but Grohl, who was the band’s drummer, has broken his silence.
When asked about the suit, he told The Sunday Times, “I think there’s a lot more to life to look forward to than just getting caught up in things like this.” daily mail.
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The musician added: “And, fortunately, I don’t have to do the paperwork.”
The 52-year-old said he has a possible plan for the upcoming 30th anniversary re-release to avoid building up the tension.
“I have many ideas on how we should replace that cover but we’ll see what happens. We’ll let you know,” he explained. “I’m sure we’ll come up with something good.”
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Alden claims in the lawsuit that he has suffered “permanent damages” because of his involvement with the album, and is seeking $150,000 from each of the 15 people named in the suit, including Krist Novoselic, Courtney Love and Photographer Kirk Wedel is also involved.
“Nevermind” was released on September 24, 1991, and contained two of Nirvana’s biggest hits: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Come As You Are.”
In the years since its release, Alden has recreated the photo – though never in the nude – to celebrate various release anniversaries.