I don’t know the answer to that question, but I do know he suffered genital cutting without his consent. That much is clear.
In this #metoo era, where is the outrage that someone took a knife to his genitals and then his mother allowed the display of that fact to the world on 30 million album covers?
Ordinary people shouldn’t view non-sexualized nudity of children as, well, sexual! But I would venture that most do.
Ordinary people should respect the bodies of babies. Most American parents and American medicine don’t.
My verdict in light of Spencer Elden’s lawsuit against the band is that he was not abused because of the nudity. He was abused because he was made to be the face of our secret American shame and what it reveals about the American way of birth and parents that don’t protect their children.