Katy Perry Wins In Battle to Buy Nuns’ Convent

The convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Feliz has ornate architecture and views of downtown and the San Gabriel Mountains. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
The convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Feliz has ornate architecture and views of downtown and the San Gabriel Mountains. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

In a victory for Katy Perry, a Los Angeles judge announced Wednesday that she intends to block an effort by nuns to sell a Los Feliz convent to a competing buyer.

The decision marks another major twist in the fierce real estate fight among a pair of nuns, Perry, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and a well-known restaurateur over the fate of the coveted property.

The judge’s ruling puts the pop star one step closer to buying the contentious Los Feliz convent, said Perry’s attorney, Eric Rowen.

“We won the real property issues,” Rowen said in a statement.

But John Scholnick, an attorney representing the two nuns on the other side of the battle, said the fight is far from over, adding that he’s considering an appeal on behalf of his clients, who want to sell the property to restaurateur Dana Hollister.

“As far as I’m concerned,” Scholnick said, “it’s still game on.”

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SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times
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