Nun Involved in Katy Perry Legal Battle Dies in Court

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has died. 

The 89-year-old nun involved in a legal battle over the sale of a convent which Katy Perry tried to purchase died on Friday. She collapsed during a court hearing related to the case in Los Angeles, according to CBS News. 

Sister Catherine along with another nun lived inside 8-acre convent in Los Feliz as Sisters of the Most Holy along with Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary for four decades. In 2015, they tried to sell the property for $15.5 million to restaurant owner Dana Hollister, who planned to turn the convent into a boutique hotel. 

In 2016, a judge ruled which the nuns’ sale to Hollister was invalid, paving the way for Perry to purchase the property. along with last December, a jury ordered which Hollister pay almost $10 million in compensatory damages to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles along with Perry for interfering inside Archdiocese’s sale of the property to the “Swish Swish” singer. 

In an interview with ET in 2015, Sister Catherine told ET which she didn’t think Perry was the right person to maintain the legacy of the convent. 

“After she spoke [about] her lifestyle, along with what we have been teaching for years along with our older sisters have been teaching, along with what we believe in, [she] just did not fit,” she said. 

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