Katy Perry‘s war with a pair of nuns has to come an end.
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The problem began when the former Christian Pop star set her sights on a covent in Los Feliz with hopes of transforming it into her new home.
Alas, she soon find herself in trouble of the holy persuasion when two nuns who used to live in the convent learned of her plans and set out to stop them!
“It would be a sin to sell to her”, Sister Catherine Rose Holzman of California Institute of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary explained. “Katy Perry represents everything we don’t believe in.”
It didn’t help that the ladies had found a video in which the singer joked that she had her soul to the devil.
Determined to win the nuns over, Perry and her parents (who are devout Christians) paid the nuns a visit with hopes of winning them over. During the visit the singer (dressed conservatively of course) is said to have performed the Christian number ‘Oh Happy Day’ for them and showed them her tattoo of Jesus.
It was to no avail. For the nuns continued on with their efforts to block Perry from purchasing the property which they planned to sell to the restaurant owner Dana Hollister.
Fortunately for Katy, that won’t happen.
Although the sisters no longer live there, they said they did have authority to sell the property under the institute’s bylaws.
The local archbishop disagrees though, and says the sisters never had the power to sell the property to Hollister.
A judge today canceled the deed and invalidated the sale of a former convent in Los Feliz to businesswoman Hollister, clearing the way to make it available to Perry.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick announced her decisions during a brief hearing. She had taken two separate motions under submission in early February in a case that pitted the “Roar” singer against restaurant owner Dana Hollister in their dueling efforts to acquire the property.
The judge said she will have a written ruling later today.
Lawyer J. Michael Hennigan, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Perry’s attorney, Eric Rowen, both praised the rulings. Rowen said he expects the sale to Perry to occur soon.
Hennigan and Rowen said their clients have some remaining claims against Hollister, for which Bowick set a trial date for May 2017.
How much Perry’s purchase of the property is said to be worth?
The proposed sale to Perry would be worth $14.5 million, consisting of $10 million in cash and an agreement to provide an alternative property for the house of prayer worth $4.5 million.