Katy Perry in a fight with nuns?! Say it ain't so!
Crazily enough, it's true. The pop star is currently in the midst of a real estate legal battle over a former convent located in the hills of Los Feliz in Los Angeles.
Katy and restaurateur Dana Hollister BOTH want the villa-style, multi-acre former convent for themselves, but there's some issue with who legally owns the property.
Archbishop Jose Gomez insists the property belongs to the archdiocese, while the five remaining Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (who used to reside there) say it's theirs.
In fact, about two weeks ago, the sisters signed the property over to Hollister for $15.5 million, while the archdiocese was still finalizing its deal with Katy, who offered to pay $14.5 million in CASH for the convent.
But the pop singer might still be able to claim the convent as her own if it is determined that Archbishop Gomez is the true legal owner.
Apparently the nuns, particularly Sister Rita Callanan, don't really want the convent to be sold to Katy, even though the 30-year-old sang Oh Happy Day and showed them her Jesus tattoo during a visit in May.
Sister Rita even looked the singer up online:
"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."
Sister Rita was also perplexed by videos of Katy's Super Bowl performance in February:
"I thought, is that a way to make money? Maybe I could fly around. I could be the flying nun."
But Katy Perry aside, it's clear that the five sisters have bigger issues with the archdiocese. Sister Rita said:
"We have given many years to this archdiocese and we have served them well. For the archdiocese to … put us under a bus and run over us, I'm sorry, it was just too much for me."
It's up to the lawyers and courts to figure out whether Katy Perry or Dana Hollister will get to sign their name to the deed, though Ms. Hollister has already moved in.
We'll definitely keep you updated on the deets!
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