Who’da thunk that one day we’d have Katy Perry, the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese, restaurateur Dana Hollister and an order of nuns in one sentence. But we do because they’re all involved in the sale and purchase of a convent. Well, it’s more of a legal battle now.
It all started when the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary sold their convent — a beautiful villa-style property with many acres of land and a view of Downtown Los Angeles — to Dana Hollister for $15.5 million, since they considered the property part of their non-profit.
The Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese, however, said it was THEIR property and sold it to Katy Perry for $14.5 million — in cash, mind you.
Both sides argue that their agreements are legal and legally binding. The church argues that the nuns did not get the right permission to sell the property and the nuns argue that more evidence needs to be gathered before a ruling… ay, ay, ay!
Any way, Judge Stephanie Bowick will make a decision in 60 days.
Read more about the convoluted legal battle from The Los Angeles Times here.