Katy Perry lawsuit: Nun involved in property row 'dies in court'

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A Los Angeles judge ruled that the nuns' efforts to sell the property were "improper", allowing Katy to purchase the convent - if the Vatican were to approve.

Katy Perry had offered to buy it from Archdiocese of Los Angeles for nearly $15million in 2014.

Shortly before the 89-year-old nun collapsed in the courtroom, she stated, "We asked (Hollister) to save us, to buy the property".

But local entrepreneur Dana Hollister stepped in and attempted to buy the property from two nuns who had lived there for $US15.5 million ($19.7 million).

In 2016, a judge sided with the archdiocese and Perry and invalidated the sale to Hollister, clearing a path for Perry to buy the convent.

"I was sad to hear the news of her passing and I have offered a mass for the repose of her soul", he said.

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The Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary have owned the property for more than four decades but have not lived there for several years. "It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people", Holzman said. She had nothing to do with forcing herself on us", adding, "And to Katy Perry, please stop.

"Katy Perry represents everything we don't believe in", Holzman told Billboard.

Sister Holzman was joined by Sister Rita Callanan in trying to scupper the move by selling the property to a restaurant owner for $44,000 (£31,760).

In December of 2017 another judge sided with Perry, and ordered Hollister to pay Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles almost $10 million in damages. Still, according to the Daily Mail Perry is worth a reported $295 million, so she might want to either shell out the extra million, or just find another spot.

In December a jury in LA awarded a total of $10 million in punitive damages to Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; It followed an earlier decision to award $5 million in compensatory damages divided between the two entities on November 17. "It would be a sin to sell to her".

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