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Katy Perry's Sinful Convent Sale Share: $3.3 Million

Katy Perry's Sinful Convent Sale Share: $3.3 Million

This Monday, June 29, 2015, photo shows the gate to Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. (Nick Ut/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:33 AM

Katy Perry will receive $3.3 million in punitive damages in a convent sale lawsuit after a local developer was found to have interfered with the real estate deal between the Grammy-nominated singer and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Courthouse News reported.

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled Monday that developer Dana Hollister owed the archdiocese $6.6 million and Perry's company Bird Nest $3.3 million for coming between the deal, the website said.

The jury had found that Hollister acted with fraud, malice, or oppression after a trial over the sale of the old convent in the city's Los Feliz community, which was church was working on a $14.5 million deal with Perry, Courthouse News said.

The jury determined that Hollister interfered in that sale when she recorded a grant deed for the property, the website said.

According to Curbed Los Angeles, Perry had agreed to purchase the convent from the church in 2014 for $14.5 million, but two nuns claimed that they had already sold the property to Hollister, who planned to turn it into a hotel.

Courthouse News wrote that Hollister entered into a contract agreement with two nuns, Rita Callanan and Catherine Rose Holzman, and a lawyer, but she was contacted afterward by representatives from the archdiocese, who said the sisters did not have authorization to sell the property.

Despite the contact from the archdiocese, which also told her any deal would have to be approved by the archbishop and the Vatican, Hollister recorded a deed title in June 2015 with the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office.

The convent was built in 1927 by architect Bernard Maybeck originally as the private residence of auto dealer and broadcasting mogul Earle C. Anthony, wrote Curbed Los Angeles. Perry had said then that she wanted to move into the property with her mother and grandmother.

The chart-topping singer still wants to buy the property, Eric Rowen, attorney for Bird Nest, said Monday, according to Courthouse News.

"She intends to live there," Rowen said, adding that Perry using it as a residence was an important factor for Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez in accepting her deal, noted Courthouse News.

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Katy Perry will receive $3.3 million in punitive damages in a convent sale lawsuit after a local developer was found to have interfered with the real estate deal between the Grammy-nominated singer and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Courthouse News reported.
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