Nun "Collapsed And Died" During Exhausting Court Battle With Katy Perry

 

We can go ahead and file this under: "What the F-ing F is going on?" A legal battle involving Katy Perry and a group of nuns is like the premise for a Sick Sad World bit from Daria (shout out to my 90's boys out there) and has now at least in part been linked to one nun's death. I swear to God I'm not writing this while high on angel dust. This is happening people. 

Nuns comprising the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart claim to be the rightful sellers of a convent in Los Feliz that happens to be a valuable real estate asset. They are currently in a legal battle against Katy Perry, because the nuns planned to sell the property for a cool $15.5 million to a business woman named Dana Hollister, according to Just Jared. But the Archdiocese claims to have already entered a deal to sell the property to Katy Perry for a slightly less cool $14.5 million, and now the two holy sides are butting heads in court.

Things took a turn for the tragic yesterday when eighty-nine-year-old Sister Catherine Rose Holzman collapsed and died in court. The cause of death has not yet been released, but experts think it could have to do with the fact that Holzman was eighty-nine-years-old. Nonetheless, the optics are bad for Perry, and by conflating aspects of the story, some are attributing Holzman's death to Perry's persistence in acquiring the property. Before collapsing in court, Holzman said to Fox News:

To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people.

The reality of these situations can obviously be far different than how they are reported. The nuns are relinquishing their convent to have it turned into a boutique hotel by Hollister, not a shrine to the Lord and the helpless children of the world. Still, according to the Daily Mail Perry is worth a reported $295 million, so she might want to either shell out the extra million, or just find another spot. WWJD?

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Go back to the beginning. The building has been all but boarded up for years. The sisters didn't have the legal right to sell the property, the RCC did, just like every other convent, monetary, church and cathedral. The Vatican transferred all US property to the local dioceses back when they figured out that they couldn't keep the abuse under wraps anymore to shield the greater whole against court judgments.

The LA diocese quietly pocket listed the property and Perry went into negotiation for it; during that time Hollister tried to end run the deal by going to the nuns, offering more, handing over $100k and moving into to the vacant property. Hollister missed multiple deadlines to raise the financing to complete the deal.(Is my understanding)

The courts found that the diocese had the only right to sell and the Hollister was liable for $15 million in damages for trying to queer the deal. Hollister bought the Pilgrim Church in Silverlake, got permits 3 years ago with the intent of converting it to a hotel; that is still sits as Hollister bought it. She filed for bankruptcy earlier this week.

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Thanks. Makes more sense now.

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