The 17-year-old singer named her aggressor as Simon Runting, a New Zealand photographer who appears to focus primarily on celebrities.
Lorde also tweeted out a link to Runting's Facebook page, writing that "this should not be an accepted standard for young women or anyone in this industry...i refuse to stay complicit and i refuse to stay passive about men systematically subjecting me to extreme fear."
Runting has been denounced by celebrities before—last year photographs he took of Rihanna through her hotel room window prompted her to post them on Instagram with the caption, "I hate these n***** more than the Nazi''.
his name is simon runting. he took these photos of rihanna at her hotel last year. pic.twitter.com/witARDCHym
— Lorde (@lordemusic) May 4, 2014