Rick Elden Biography
Rick Elden is popularly known as the father of Spencer Elden, the 30 year old man who is suing Nirvana for child exploitation and pornography. Spencer was featured in the cover for Nevermind, a 1991 Nirvana album, as a naked 4-month-old baby in a pool, appearing to swim after a dollar bill that’s pierced with a fish hook.
Rick Elden Age
His age is unknown. He hasn’t mentioned where and when he was born.
Rick Elden Height
He is tall in stature however his exact height is undisclosed.
Rick Elden Family
There is no information about his parents and siblings. It is therefore not known whether he has siblings or not.
Rick Elden Wife
Elden is married however he has managed to keep his wife out of the limelight.
Rick Elden Spencer Elden
Rick is the father of Spencer Elden, the 30 year old man who is suing Nirvana for child exploitation and pornography. Spencer was featured in the cover for Nevermind, a 1991 Nirvana album, as a naked 4-month-old baby in a pool, appearing to swim after a dollar bill that’s pierced with a fish hook.
In 2008, Rick recounted the 1991 shoot to NPR. He said his friend Weddle, the photographer, “calls us up and was like, ‘Hey Rick, wanna make 200 bucks and throw your kid in the drink?'”
“I was like, ‘What’s up?’ And he’s like, ‘Well, I’m shooting kids all this week, why don’t you meet me at the Rose Bowl [Aquatic Center], throw your kid in the drink?’ And we just had a big party at the pool, and no one had any idea what was going on!”
Three months later, they saw a 9-by-9 blowup of the cover on the Tower Records wall on Sunset Boulevard. “Two months later,” the article said, “Geffen Records sent 1-year-old Spencer Elden a platinum album and a teddy bear.”
Recently, Spencer is suing Nirvana for child exploitation and pornography. He is asking for $150,000 in damages from each of the defendants, which include members of the band, Kurt Cobain’s estate, photographer Kirk Weddle, Universal Music, Geffen Records, Warner Records and MCA Music.
The lawsuit accuses Weddle of producing a “sexually graphic” photo of Elden. It adds that there was initially pushback against featuring Elden’s genitals on the album cover and the plan was to place a sticker over it.
“The sticker, however, was never incorporated into the album cover,” the lawsuit states.
Elden’s parents also never signed a release authorizing the use of the image, and Elden himself never received any compensation, the lawsuit says.
“Spencer’s true identity and legal name are forever tied to the commercial sexual exploitation he experienced as a minor,” Robert Lewis, Elden’s attorney, writes in the lawsuit.
Lewis also adds that Elden has experienced emotional distress and interference with emotional and educational development.
Rick Elden Net Worth
His net worth is under review.
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