Lawsuit Seeking Kurt Cobain Death Photos Is Tossed Out

Conspiracy theorist vows to try again
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2015 1:04 PM CDT
Lawsuit Seeking Kurt Cobain Death Photos Is Tossed Out
Kurt Cobain in 1993.   (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo, File)

Graphic photos of Kurt Cobain's death won't be released to the public, at least for now. A judge yesterday dismissed the lawsuit of a conspiracy theorist who insists that the images should be released because they'll prove Cobain was murdered, reports Reuters. Cobain's widow and daughter, Courtney Love and Francis Bean Cobain, asked the court to refuse the request, and the case didn't even make it to trial. The judge tossed the lawsuit by Richard Lee—host of a public access show called Kurt Cobain Was Murdered—on technical grounds.

Lee didn't serve his suit to the right people and didn't give the city enough time to respond to his request before filing suit, said the judge. “Of course I will refile,” Lee tells the Seattle Times. “I’ve never heard of a case where an issue of such public importance was dismissed because of such trivial circumstances.” (Here are better photos for Nirvana fans: images from the band's first concert.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.