Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Nun in legal battle with Katy Perry dies after collapsing in court

Nun in legal dispute with Katy Perry collapses and dies in court The nun in legal dispute with Katy Perry collapsed and died in court
Adrian Cunningham | 12 March, 2018, 03:29

An ugly legal battle between one of world's most popular artists and a group of nuns over a real estate dead turned tragic when one of the sisters involved died in court Friday.

A judge handling the battle ruled the offer to sell the property to Hollister as invalid in 2016.

Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles sued Hollister for interfering with their deal and won, with a jury ordering her to pay a total of $3.47 million to the archdiocese and $1.57 million to Perry as compensation for the subsequent court fees, Fox News reported.

"Katy Perry, please stop", she said.

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The Sisters, who are part of the Most Holy and #Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary had owned the property for more than 40 years, but for the last several years have not been living there.

Sister Holzman was in court for a post-judgment hearing when she died. Apparently, the Immaculate Heart's Sister Rita Callahan was less than thrilled with lyrics such as "let you put your hands on me in my skintight jeans" from Perry's smash hit, "Teenage Dream".

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On Friday, Sister Catherine pleaded with Perry to "stop" and that she was 'hurting a lot of people'.

The case was already awarded to Perry and the Archdiocese in December, with a judge ordering both parties their split of a $10 million sum.

This followed the nuns failure to get the consent of Archbishop Jose Gomez and the Vatican, who must approve the sale of any property worth over $7.5 million.

"Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, IHM passed away suddenly today at the age of 89", Archbishop José H. Gomez wrote in a statement on her passing obtained by PEOPLE. They wanted to sell the property to local businesswoman Dana Hollister who had plans to turn it into a boutique hotel.

"After she spoke [about] her lifestyle, and what we have been teaching for years and our older sisters have been teaching, and what we believe in, [she] just did not fit", she said. "She had nothing to do with forcing herself on us", Holzman told Fox.