Never imagined you’d read such a title in your life ever, eh? Well, it’s true. Pop star Katy Perry is one step closer to owning property that now currently belongs to an order of Catholic nuns. It was back in 2015 that Perry first set her eyes on a property that is a total of eight acres and lies at Waverly Drive. She was willing to put down $14.5 million for it, and would have paid the Los Angeles Archdiocese once she owned it.
However, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary raised their objections, saying that the property rightfully belonged to them. What was happening in actuality, was that the nuns, led by Sister Rita Callanan and Sister Catherine Rose Holzman wanted to sell the property to Dana Hollister, an entrepreneur. The holy ladies accused Katy Perry of practicing witchcraft, since she had attended the Salem Witch Walk back in 2014.
A Los Angeles judge has now ruled in favor of the Chained To The Rhythm star, saying that the property is actually owned by the Catholic church, and the nuns have no authority over the land. In the official court documents, Judge Bowick has said, “The court finds that the Sisters did not have the authority to sell the Property to Hollister. Even assuming that the Sisters had the authority to dispose of the Property, which they did not, they nevertheless failed to validly consummate the transaction. The deal documents were not properly documented.”
The Waverly Drive property could no longer be maintained by the nuns, and no longer served their needs. It was then that Hollister gained access to the property, paying only $44,000 for it. Though the battle for it was going on since 2011 between the L.A. Archdiocese and Hollister, it has only now been concluded that the property doesn’t belong to either Hollister or the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Katy Perry will now need to gain a final approval from the Vatican to take possession of the property, and will need to pay the full price for it.