A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has sided with Katy Perry in her legal battle with nuns over plans to turn a former Roman Catholic convent into her new home.
Katy initially thought that she would be able to buy the former convent from the archdiocese of Los Angeles and made a $14.5 million bid.However, five nuns living in the property at the time said that Katy would be an unsuitable owner and pushed to to sell it to businesswoman Dana Hollister instead, who wanted to turn it into a hotel.
A local Catholic archbishop then argued that it was him and not the nuns who owned the property and that it was his wish to sell the property to Katy.
The judge ruled that the nuns “did not have authority to sell the property to Dana Hollister” and"failed to validly consummate the transaction. The deal documents were not properly documented.”
Katy’s bid for the property now needs final approval from the Vatican.