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Katy Perry, Archdiocese Awarded $5 Million in Trial Over Former Los Feliz Convent

A long-running struggle between singer Katy Perry and Silver Lake businesswoman Dana Hollister over the ownership of a former convent drew to a close Friday when a Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Earlier this year, a judge had ruled that the archdiocese had the right to sell the property, rather than the nuns who once lived in the Los Feliz property, and thus the nuns’ sale to Hollister was not valid.

Perry had purchased the property for $14.5 million.

The nuns had opposed the 2015 sale to Perry for $14.5 million and tried to sell the property to Hollister, the owner of several restaurants Cliff’s Edge and the Brite Spot. The archdiocese was awarded $3.47 million in attorney fees, according to the Los Angeles Times, while Perry’s Bird Nest LLC company was awarded $1.57 million in fees.

Hollister bought the Waverly Drive property from two of the five remaining members of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who contended they had the right to sell the property. However, at the same time, the archdiocese was working to sell the property to Perry. Hollister’s attorney vowed to appeal the ruling.

In addition, the jury said Hollister acted with malice, oppression or fraud, giving Perry and the church the chance to recover punitive damages in a second phase of the trial next month.

Nearby residents had been concerned that Hollister would turn the secluded compound into a boutique hotel. Perry reportedly planned to turn the convent, which closed in 2011, into a family home for herself and her mother.

 

 

 

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