( 4UMF NEWS )Katy Perry Battles Nuns:
Pop star Katy Perry is battling the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a real estate fight over the nuns’ hilltop convent overlooking Los Angeles.
According to the LA Times, Sister Rita Callanan and Sister Catherine Rose filed legal briefs on Friday saying they are the rightful owners of the villa, and — with the order having only five surviving members left — have sold it to local restaurateur Dana Hollister and her family for $15.5 million.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, however, says that the archdiocese is the rightful owner, and they’ve agreed to sell it to Perry. Perry, known for her breakout single “I Kissed a Girl,” has agreed to pay $14.5 million in cash and alternative property.
“Well, 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,” Sister Rita said of the pop songstress, who can be seen spraying whipped cream from her breasts in the music video for “California Gurls.”
“We have given many years to this archdiocese and we have served them well. For the archdiocese to…put us under a bus and run over us, I’m sorry, it was just too much for me.”
Us Weekly magazine reported that Archbishop Gomez has sued Hollister in an attempt to void her purchase of the property. Monica Valencia, director of media relations for the archdiocese, said all of the money from the sale will go to the sisters.
It appears, however, that Hollister has already started moving in.
“It would be her home. She mentioned bringing her family, her parents, grandparents, her business,” said Sister Rose.
The sisters also reported that Perry met with them in private at the house, and tried to convince them to sell to her. Perry even sang the gospel tune “Oh Happy Day,” but the sisters were ultimately unconvinced it should become a party den filled with Perry’s Hollywood friends, such as gangster rapper Snoop Dogg.