Katy Perry Sues Rival Buyer Of LA Convent

Katy Perry really wants to live in a convent. The pop star has been trying to buy the former home of the Sisters Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary for several years now, and in the past few months, the eight-acre Los Feliz property has become the focus of an intense legal battle between Perry, two aging nuns, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and developer Dana Hollister. The archdiocese had agreed to sell it to Perry for $14.5 million in cash, but the Sisters disputed the archdiocese’s right to sell the property and instead sold it to Hollister for $15.5 million, turning over the property to her. Now, The New York Times reports that Perry is suing Hollister for interfering with her contractual rights. Documents filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday allege that Hollister “took advantage of vulnerable, elderly nuns, who she malevolently convinced to oppose the Roman Catholic Church” by rejecting Perry’s offer. The lawsuit makes no claims against the nuns, describing them as “victims” of Hollister. (Suing a couple of elderly nuns really wouldn’t be a good look anyway.)

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