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06th Dec 2017

Katy Perry goes into legal battle with NUNS… wins €8.5 million

The nuns acted with 'malice, oppression and fraud'

Olivia Hayes

Well, this isn’t something you hear everyday.

Katy Perry has won a court case against a bunch of nuns.

Yep, the singer went into a court battle after the group refused to sell her a convent.

Katy and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles teamed up to go against the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart after they cut a deal on the convent with a business woman in order to move the popstar out of buying the building.

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In 2015, Katy agreed to buy the LA property for $14.5 million (€12m), however before the deal was finalised the nuns decided to sell it to a woman named Dana Hollister.

In an interview, the sisters commented on Katy, saying: “I found Katy Perry and I found her videos and…if it’s all right to say, I wasn’t happy with any of it.”

The archdioceses then intervened and said that the nuns did not have the right to sell the property (which they vacated in 2011), and acted outside of their authority.

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When they brought the nuns to court, the judge said that they acted with “malice, oppression and fraud” and awarded Katy and the archdioceses €8.5m in damages.

Perry’s attorney Eric Rowen told Billboard: “Katy is extremely pleased with the jury’s insight and understanding, and is hopeful that the jury’s decision will pave the way for her to complete the purchase of the Waverly property without further interference.”