However, when Perry expressed an interest in the property and got involved, a legal squabble ensued. Before her death, Sister Holzman told Fox11 LA that, "We asked [Hollister] to save us, to buy the property".
'We extend our prayers today to the Immaculate Heart of Mary community and to all her friends and loved ones, ' he added. "She had nothing to do with forcing herself on us", TMZ reported.
Hollister apparently interfered in the proceedings to the extent that Perry and the Archdiocese of L.A., which claimed actual rights to sell the land rather than the nuns who occupied the convent, sued and were awarded 10 million dollars. A Los Angeles judge ruled that the nuns' efforts to sell the property were "improper", allowing Katy to purchase the convent - if the Vatican were to approve.
89-year-old Sister Catherine Rose Holzman spoke to us just hours earlier in what we now know was her final interview.
Perry and the Catholic Church were awarded nearly $10m in damages in 2017, when their lawyers successfully argued that the sisters had no right to do so.
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At the time of Holzman's death on Friday, she was in court for a post-judgement hearing on the case, TMZ reports.
Singer Katy Perry was involved in a lawsuit with a nun who died during a court appearance on Friday. She was ordered to pay $15 million in damages to the LA Archdiocese and Perry's lawyers. It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people, ' the late nun warned.
Hollister bought the property with the help of sisters Rita Callahan and Catherine Rose Holzman from the Immaculate Heart of Mary who claimed they had the authority to sell it. Previous year "a jury found Hollister guilty of malice and fraud for allegedly interfering with the sale of the property", according to Fox 11.
The case went to court and in 2016 Perry won the right to purchase the property.