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, 89, was one of two nuns fighting to retain control over a property in the trendy neighborhood of Los Feliz, California that was formerly a convent of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

She collapsed during a court hearing in Los Angeles Friday, in what has been a protracted effort by the nuns to keep Perry from taking ownership of the property. 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.

The singer's deal was scuppered by the move.

Just hours before she died, she gave an interview to Fox 11, speaking alongside Sister Rita Callanan.

She said: "To Katy Perry, please stop".

"It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people".

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"You have stolen the property of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart". Instead, the sisters wanted to sell the property to Hollister who meant to turn the convent into a boutique hotel.

The sisters said they were unhappy with Perry buying the property, due to her provocative music, with Callanan telling LA Times: "I found her videos". 'She had nothing to do with forcing herself on us'. However, the sisters preferred Hollister's offer as it was more at $15.5 million and they had a stronger bond with her.

While Hollister's bid of $44,000 was accepted by the nuns, Perry was willing to pay $10million to the nuns in cash, plus an additional $4.5 million for the home's House of Prayers, an Archdiocese spokesperson previously told DailyMail.com.

However, in 2016, a judge ruled the sale to the entrepreneur was invalid. And last December, a jury ordered that Hollister pay nearly $10 million in compensatory damages to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Perry for interfering in the Archdiocese's sale of the property to the "Swish Swish" singer. They also disapproved of Perry's sometimes "revealing" outfits on stage.

The Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary haven't lived in the convent for several years, with the archdiocese emptying it against their wishes in 2011.

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