Katy Perry Wins Real Estate Battle Against Nuns
A Los Angeles county judge voided the sale of the eight-acre Los Feliz convent today (April 13), which the California Institute of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart initially sold to Los Angeles entrepreneur Dana Hollister for $10 million.
Judge Stephanie Bowick, however, ruled that the deal between the nuns and Hollister be invalidated, clearing the way for Katy to potentially buy the property instead, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“Subject to our receiving the written order, we are very pleased with the Judge's description of her ruling this morning," said Katy's attorney Eric Rowen. "Which indicates that we won the real property issues, clearing the way for our client to buy the property at issue."
But John Scholnick, a lawyer for the two nuns who sold the property to Hollister, says he plans on appealing the decision: “As far as I’m concerned it’s still game on.”
Sister Rita Callanan and Sister Catherine Rose, the two surviving former residents of the convent, made their initial deal with Hollister, believing they should be able to decide who owns the property. But the Los Angeles Archdiocese intervened, claiming they maintain the rights to sell the convent, not the nuns.
The archbishop then asked the two sisters to meet with Katy in an attempt to sway their decision. But Sister Rita did an extensive Google search on the “Roar” singer and wasn’t impressed with what she found, saying, "Well, I found Katy Perry, and I found her videos and…if it’s all right to say, I wasn’t happy with any of it.”
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