In January, Lorde tweeted that predatory men would face their downfall this year — a prediction that has come true for dozens who have allegedly abused their power and the women around them.
Some of the most powerful men in America have been dethroned from their prominent roles in politics, entertainment and in the media this year as a wave of women began to tell their stories of sexual harassment and abuse. And Lorde saw it coming.
The singer tweeted back in January that “these old men in power have a storm coming, the likes of which they cannot comprehend.”
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was fired from his job just three months later after it was revealed he and the news organization paid out $ 13 million in sexual harassment settlement cases.
The New Yorker and the New York Times began reporting on the alleged predatory actions of Harvey Weinstein over decades. Actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette and many others accused Weinstein of rape, sexual harassment, assault and intimidation. Weinstein was forced out of his production company and is now facing multiple police investigations and class-action lawsuits.
Stars accused of sexual harassment and assault
Comedian Louis C.K., “Today” host Matt Lauer, actors Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey and Ed Westwick, producer Brett Ratner, music mogul Russell Simmons, Sen. Al Franken and nearly 50 other prominent men by the Daily News’ count have been accused of similar offenses this year in the “Post-Weinstein” era.
Lorde acknowledged her moment of clairvoyance on Wednesday, almost 12 months after the tweet.
“This came true I guess,” she posted, linking back to her previous statement that reflected on President Trump’s inauguration and the massive number of women who showed up to protest his election during the Women’s March.