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Lorde Accuses Paparazzo of “Stalking” Her

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss

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Lorde took to Twitter on Saturday to publicly accuse a paparazzo of “stalking” her.

The singer posted photos of a man she says is Simon Runting, a New Zealand-based photographer, writing, “this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy.”

“I am scared of him,” Lorde went on, claiming Runting “frequents” the same area in Auckland in which she lives.

The Grammy winner pointed out invasive, long-range photos Runting allegedly took of Rihanna in the city last year, noting, “This should not be an accepted standard for young women or anyone in this industry.”

Lorde, who also linked to Runting’s Facebook account, continued, “I refuse to stay complicit and i refuse to stay passive about men systematically subjecting me to extreme fear.”

“I understand that this comes with the territory. i do not understand why I should be complacent,” she added.

Lorde previously complained earlier this year about paparazzi swarming her at the airport when she arrived in New Zealand from the U.S.

Gossip Cop has reached out to Runting for comment.

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