Katy Perry’s long legal drama over a Los Angeles convent came to an end Monday with the hitmaker pocketing $5 million in damages.
A jury in LA awarded a total of $10 million in punitive damages to Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It followed an earlier decision to award $5 million in compensatory damages divided between the two entities on November 17.
Perry through her company, the Bird Nest LLC, will walk away with $5 million and the Archdiocese with $10 million after prevailing in the lawsuit against Dana Hollister who was found last month to have ‘intentionally’ interfered in the sale of the convent to the Roar singer.
‘We’re obviously very pleased,’ Perry’s attorney Eric Rowen told the LA Times Monday.
Perry, 33, had sought to buy the eight-acre hilltop property and its Roman-villa style buildings in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood for $14.5 million.
Her bid had been approved by LA’s archbishop.
However, Dana Hollister stepped in and attempted to purchase the property from two nuns who had lived there.
The Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary have owned the property for more than 40 years but they haven’t lived in the convent for several years.