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Did Katy Perry kill a nun? 'Lawsuit from hell' and court death resurfaces after singer votes Republican

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, died in court while fighting Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in a property case
Katy Perry shares a picture of herself voting for Rick Caruso in LA mayor race sparking outrage online (Instagram/@katyperry, Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Katy Perry shares a picture of herself voting for Rick Caruso in LA mayor race sparking outrage online (Instagram/@katyperry, Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A nun involved in a protracted legal battle with pop icon Katy Perry over a vast 8-acre old convent had died in court in March 2018. Now, the tragic circumstances of Sister Catherine Rose Holzman's death in court, while listening to the case's post-judgment hearing, is coming back to haunt the pop singer. The nun who had been fighting Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was 89 when she died fighting for the convent property.

According to the BBC, in 2015, Perry agreed to purchase the convent home's property for $14.5 million, but the deal fell through when the previous residents objected. Giving the convent and its adjacent 8 acres to the celebrity, whose songs include 'I Kissed A Girl' and 'Ur So Gay', made people uneasy, according to Sisters Catherine Rose and Rita Callanan. In an effort to win the nuns over, Perry allegedly paid them a visit. She is said to have sung hymns for them and shown them her tattoo of Jesus. However, the two remained unpersuaded.


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The medieval-style Spanish-Gothic-Tudor home was sold to restaurateur Dana Hollister in 2015, sparking a controversy over it. Holzman and the nuns of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary owned the property. Although Hollister already resided there, the archbishop opposed the nuns' attempt to sell the property, which boasts 30,000 square feet of living space, a pool, a tower, and an adjacent prayer house. Instead, it authorized a sale to the pop icon.

After learning of her abrupt passing in court, Archbishop José Gomez, who had been against Holzman and the nuns' unauthorized property sale, released a statement. Holzman "served the church with passion and affection for many years," wrote the archbishop. Gomez further stated  "I was sad to hear the news of her passing and I have offered a Mass for the repose of her soul. We extend our prayers today to the Immaculate Heart of Mary community and to all her friends and loved ones."

Perry and the Catholic Church's attorneys successfully claimed that the nuns had no authority to sell the land, they were granted roughly $10 million in damages in 2017. The Vatican and Archbishop Jose Gomez, who must authorize the sale of any property worth more than $7.5 million, were not consulted by the sisters, according to the advocates.

Recently, the Grammy nominee found time to fly to Los Angeles to vote while preparing for the next part of her critically acclaimed "Play" show residency in Las Vegas. Moreover, although some applauded the Pop superstar for using Instagram to urge her devoted followers, known as #KatyCats, to follow suit, others mocked her endorsement of Republican Rick J Caruso.

People took to Twitter to remind us all of the incident that occured back in 2018. A user on the micro-blogging platform said, "Remember when Katy Perry sued an order of elderly nuns so viciously one of them died in court" Another user went on to call the case "One hell of a lawsuit".



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