Katy Perry Wins Lawsuit Against Convent

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By Jennifer Felten 

Katy Perry attempted to purchase a convent located in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.  There are reportedly only five remaining members of The Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary order.  They decided to sell their convent to Perry, who in turn wanted to turn it into a home. 

Before Perry could complete the sale, a real estate developer named Dana Hollister convinced the nuns of the convent to sell the property to her instead.  However, the archdiocese claimed ownership of the property.  Once that claim was upheld, it opened the doors for both Perry and the archdiocese to sue Hollister.

A jury found that the developer acted with malice to interfere in the sale to Perry.  Perry was awarded $5 million in both actual and punitive damages.  The archdiocese was awarded approximately $10 million.

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