Katy Perry Sues God And Wins - Noise11.com
Katy Perry, photo by Ros O'Gorman, rod laver arena, Melbourne 2014

Katy Perry, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Katy Perry Sues God And Wins

by Music-News.com on December 5, 2017

in News

Katy Perry has won a major victory in her battle to take over a Los Feliz convent in Los Angeles.

Katy perry and Archdiocese of Los Angeles officials have been awarded a share of $10 million (GBP7.4 million) after winning punitive damages in a dispute over the former home of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary.

A jury previously ordered local businesswoman Dana Hollister to pay more than $5 million (GBP3.7 million) in compensatory damages for interfering in the sale of the convent, and on Monday (04Dec17), Christmas came early for the plaintiffs as they were awarded $10 million in punitive damages.

Lawmakers awarded $6.6 million (GBP4.9 million) to the archdiocese and $3.3 million (GBP2.45 million) to Roar singer Perry.

“We’re obviously very pleased,” Perry’s attorney Eric Rowen said outside court.

Last month (Nov17), a jury found Hollister, who challenged Perry over the sale of the convent, guilty of slander of title, interference with contractual relations and interference with prospective economic advantage, and awarded the archdiocese $3.47 million (GBP2.8 million) and Perry almost $1.6 million (GBP1.2 million) in compensatory damages.

The jury members also ruled Hollister acted with malice.

She claimed she agreed the sale of the former convent through the co-operation of Sisters Rita Callanan and Catherine Rose Holzman, who maintained they had the authority to sell the property. Judge Stephanie Bowick later cancelled the deal and ruled Perry was the rightful owner.

In court, Hollister testified she was surprised to learn that an offer from Perry was being considered after she thought she had bought the estate.

Archdiocese lawyer Kirk Dillman insisted Hollister, who was planning to turn the property into a boutique hotel, refused to give up the convent without a fight.

Perry bought the place for $14.5 million (GBP10.7 million). She’ll officially move in when an alternative property for the house of prayer is found.

music-news.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Kanye West Has Met With The Uganda President

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been given a warm welcome to Uganda by the nation's president.

16 hours ago
Michael Buble image by Ros O'Gorman Noise11 photo
Michael Buble Quitting Music Was #FakeNews

Michael Bublé is not quitting music despite what you may have read in the newspapers yesterday.

1 day ago
Coldplay perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday 9 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Mat Whitecross Prepares His Coldplay Documentary For Release

British director Mat Whitecross has completed work on his Coldplay documentary ‘ A Head Full of Dreams’.

1 day ago
Matt McHugh The Beautiful Girls
The Beautiful Girls Announce 23-Date Australian Tour

Matt McHugh (aka The Beautiful Girls) will play 23-days across Australia over summer.

2 days ago
Eminem photo by Craig Mcdean
Eminem Brings Rapture To Australia and New Zealand In 2019

Eminem will be back in Australia and New Zealand with the Rapture Tour 2019.

2 days ago
Amy Winehouse photo by Haylee Cashmere
Amy Winehouse To Tour As A Hologram

Plans are underway for an Amy Winehouse hologram tour.

4 days ago
Joe Hahn picture
Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn Get The Picture For the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn has draw a picture for charity to auction and his charity of choice is the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

4 days ago