A Nun Suing Katy Perry Died in Court

A Nun Suing Katy Perry Died in Court

A Nun Suing Katy Perry Died in Court

The nuns lived in the convent from the early 1970s until 2011 and say they are the rightful owners of the property.

They defended Hollister, who wanted to turn the 20,000 square-foot property into a boutique hotel with the nun's blessing, but has now been forced to declare bankruptcy.

Hours before her death, Holzman spoke to local media, decrying the ruling clearing the way for the archdiocese of Los Angeles to sell the convent to Perry.

One of the nuns who got entangled in a lawsuit filed by Katy Perry collapsed and died during a court appearance related to the case.

Hollister bought the property with the help of sisters Rita Callahan and Catherine Rose Holzman from the Immaculate Heart of Mary who claimed they had the authority to sell it.

A judge voided Hollister's sale previous year, saying the archdiocese had the right to sell the property, not the nuns. And last December, a jury ordered that Hollister pay nearly $10 million in compensatory damages to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Perry for interfering in the Archdiocese's sale of the property to the "Swish Swish" singer.

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The nuns fear that because Perry's $14.5 million offer was made to the archdiocese - without the nuns being involved - they would never receive any money from the sale, Billboard reported in 2015.

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

And they're also making a plea to Perry herself. "It would be a sin to sell to her".

An ugly legal battle between one of world's most popular artists and a group of nuns over a real estate dead turned tragic when one of the sisters involved died in court Friday. They say their convent is under the direct control of the Vatican and has never been a part of the LA Archdiocese.

It's not clear if or when Perry plans to move into the property.

Just before her death, Holzman gave an interview to Fox 7, in which she said, "We asked [Hollister] to save us, to buy the property".

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