A superstar singer is named in a lawsuit filed last month as part of a dispute between a group of nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The L.A. Times reports that Katy Perry’s name surfaced in the battle over a scenic hilltop convent in the Los Feliz neighborhood.
Perry reportedly wants to move into the convent and has agreed to pay about $14.5 million in cash for it. But the nuns, who are battling the archdiocese over who has the right to sell the convent, have reportedly sold it to restaurateur Dana Hollister, who has already moved in.
The main beef is between the elderly Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, who wants to sell the place to Perry, Steve Lopez writes for the Times.
Lopez notes that the “spectacular villa-style hilltop spread … covers several acres and offers million-dollar views of downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains. Legal briefs were flying Friday evening as I wrote this.”
Lopez adds: “Perry seems to have given her all in going after the property, and tried to make a good impression on the nuns at a recent meeting. I’m told that Perry dressed rather conservatively, and according to two of the sisters, she sang ‘Oh Happy Day’ for them and showed them a ‘Jesus’ tattoo on her wrist area.”
But the nuns apparently were unimpressed. One of them, Sister Rita Callahan, told the paper she did an Internet search on Perry and did not become a fan.
Said Sister Rita: “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.”