A nun associated in a legal dispute with Katy Perry has passed away according to reports. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman was just one of the women who fought vehemently against Perry and the pop star’s $14.5 million purchase of their 8-acre building and property in Los Angeles.
Reportedly, the women attempted to halt Katy’s plans of purchasing the home by selling it to a local woman named Dana Hollister. However, in 2016, a judge opposed the idea claiming that the deal was “invalid.”
Some of the neighbors in the area were worried that the restaurant owner, Hollister, would turn it into a hotel. Holzman spoke to reporters from KTTV shortly before appearing in court.
The 89-year-old said to the singer, “please stop,” and that it was doing just harm and not good. The nun claimed it was “hurting” many individuals.
Reportedly, the sisters of the church had owned the property for over forty years but haven’t lived on the premises for a long time. According to herself and Rita Callanan, they have documents from the Vatican stating they were the rightful owners of the property.
Just before Holzman’s death, Callahan begged the archbishop not to sell the church. The nuns claimed they encourage Hollister to buy the property however she has since gone bankrupt.
In her final interview before her death, Holzman said Hollister was doing nothing wrong and wasn’t “forcing” herself upon them.
The case of the nuns fighting back against Katy Perry isn’t a typical case in the entertainment world. Either way, one could only wonder why Katy would want to purchase such a place anyway.