April 14, 2016


Katy Perry Triumphs Over Nuns in Legal Battle to Buy L.A. Convent

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In today's weird pop news, Katy Perry has scored a victory in her legal battle with a group of nuns. Back in September, the Prism singer put up a $14.5 million bid to transform a former convent in Los Angeles into a family home. But the sisters who lived in the Los Feliz property didn't want to give it up to Perry, preferring to sell it to entrepreneur Dana Hollister, who wanted to turn it into a hotel. 

Are you following along here? So in comes Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, who decides to sell the convent to the singer, as the Catholic Church actually owns it, not the nuns.

Now, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick has ruled in favor of the archbishop and voided Hollister's deal. Perry is one step closer in scoring the hilltop property for herself. 

But even with the approval of the archbishop, the artist still needs the okay from the Vatican to make the decision final. She met with the nuns two years ago to reach an agreement, yet they weren't convinced. The latest update in this lawsuit surely won't make them happy!

Check out Katy Perry confessing her love for Freddie Mercury in this Fuse throwback clip from 2008: