Swear to God! Katy Perry is battling two elderly nuns. The “Roar” songstress, who Forbes crowned as the highest-paid female entertainer in the world, is attempting to purchase the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in L.A.’s Loz Feliz nabe, and they aren’t having it.
According to documents obtained by Us Weekly, two of the five nuns, Sister Rita Callanan and Sister Catherine Rose, argue that the villa-style hilltop convent, which offers views of downtown L.A. and the San Gabriel Mountains, is legally theirs to sell. Sister Rita and Sister Catherine sold the property to restaurateur Dana Hollister for $15.5 million — an issue since Archbishop Jose Gomez is claiming that the property is his to sell.
Gomez, for his part, has been busy negotiating the sale of the property to Perry, who, according to the L.A. Times, is willing to shell out $14.5 million in cash to make the property her home.
The songstress even visited with the nuns in an attempt to seal the deal. However, Sister Rita wasn’t a fan.
"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 told the paper of her quick Internet search. "We have given many years to this archdiocese and we have served them well," she added. "For the archdiocese to...put us under a bus and run over us, I'm sorry, it was just too much for me.”
According to the documents, Gomez has sued Hollister with the intent to have her purchase of the property voided. Perry has been granted a court order to visit the property, which she recently did with her architect.