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89-Year-Old Nun Being Sued by Katy Perry Dies in Court

89-Year-Old Nun Being Sued by Katy Perry Dies in Court

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, one of the nuns involved in a lawsuit with Katy Perry, collapsed and died during court proceedings on Friday (March 9) in Los Angeles.

Holzman and a group of nuns from the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart were in a legal battle with Katy and the LA Archdiocese over who had the right to sell the Los Feliz convent where they lived.

The nuns lived in the convent from the early 1970s until 2011 and say they are the rightful owners of the property. They wanted to sell the property for $15.5 million to businesswoman Dana Hollister, who planned to turn it into a boutique hotel, but the Archdiocese made plans to sell it to Katy for $14.5 million.

A jury ruled in Katy and the Archdiocese’s favor last year and Hollister was ordered to pay $15 million in damages. Hollister has since filed for bankruptcy.

While walking into court on Friday, Holzman was interviewed by Fox 11 and said “To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people.”

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  • Gina

    This sure makes Katy look bad. “Big bad Katy bullies nun into an early grave” could be a good headline for the tabloids lol.

  • namers

    Not to mention the formerly devout Christian who isn’t a devout Catholic.

  • J.K.

    The nun was like 90, I wouldn’t call it an early grave

  • Kee FRIEND Leichtle

    Seems really messed up to sue an 89 year old in general much less a nun if you ask me. Plus what would Katy do with a convent turned boutique anyway?

  • Ram

    the nuns sued katy, not the other way around.

  • Ram

    these nuns were in their 90s and were Very Old, so no, it is not surprising this happened. Katy was buying the convent when it went up for sale and the nuns claimed they had a verbal promise from the diochese that they could stay there forever (sorry grandmas, but thats not how things work…)

    but now she livin’ it up in the lord’s crib, yo yo

  • Gina

    Eh, that small detail doesn’t change the bigger picture.

  • Just Saying

    That headline was wild from start to finish xD

  • Mark Brown

    Yep, the Vatican is as pure as the undriven snow… NOT!

  • FerCat

    And the nuns were selling the property to someone else without permission from the diocese that actually owned it.

  • greppinwolf

    I guess “god” made his choice, no?

  • Pinko of the Grange

    they had moved out in 2011 and the main buildings are empty

  • Pinko of the Grange

    Another buyer wanted to do the hotel in the middle of a residential neighborhood thing not Perry. Perry wants to turn it back into a house.

  • Pinko of the Grange

    Why she negotiated with the proper people.

    Some interloper, who can’t match the deal when it gets down to timing and funding, does an end run and gets the sisters all upset about a house, that they haven’t lived in for 5 years is, being sold to a pop star.

  • Gina

    Hon, we all know the general public doesn’t care about details, just shock value.

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