Jury Awards Katy Perry, L.A. Archdiocese $5 Million In Dispute Over Convent Sale

A California businesswoman has been ordered to pay $5 million to pop star Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles in a dispute over the sale of a convent. A jury on Friday found that entrepreneur Dana Hollister intentionally interfered in Perry’s purchase of an 8-acre property that had previously served as a convent in the Los Feliz neighborhood. Los Angeles’ bishop had approved Perry’s $14.5 million bid for the property, but Hollister allegedly swooped in and tried to buy the land from two nuns who’d lived there, according to the Associated Press. A judge later ruled that the nuns had no legal right to sell the property. Hollister has been ordered to pay $3.47 million to the archdiocese and $1.57 million to Perry for the massive legal fees and other expenses the jury says she caused.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast