Lorde accuses photographer of stalking

Lorde is using social media to out a photographer she says is stalking her.

The New Zealand singer-songwriter tweeted a picture of Simon Runting, saying "this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy. i am scared of him. he frequents central akl".

She also posted a link to his Facebook page and noted his controversial photographs of Rihanna when she was in Auckland.

"this should not be an accepted standard for young women or anyone in this industry," Lorde tweeted.

"i understand that this comes with the territory. i do not understand why I should be complacent.."


Runting did not immediately return calls.

Lorde, who grew up in Auckland as Ella Yelich-O'Connor, shot to fame when her single Royals topped the Billboard top 100 chart and in January she won Grammy Awards for song of the year and best pop solo performance.

In April the teenager thanked a big crowd at the Coachella music festival in California for making the wildest dreams of a "kid from New Zealand" come true.