Katy Perry and Archdiocese Reach New Settlement in Convent Case, Reduce Money Owed
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Dana Hollister recently worked out a deal with Perry and the Archdiocese that allowed her to make payments in instalments over the next 30 months.

AceShowbiz - Katy Perry has agreed to reduce the settlement owed by a woman who tried to thwart the singer's attempts to buy a convent.

Perry bought the eight-acre property in Los Feliz for $14.5 million (£11.8 million) last year, but the sale was halted after Sister Catherine Rose Holzman and Sister Rita Callanan tried to sell the property to restaurant owner Dana Hollister, who planned to turn it into a boutique hotel.

Hollister claimed she agreed the sale of the former convent through the co-operation of the nuns, who maintained they had the authority to sell the property.

Judge Stephanie Bowick later cancelled the deal and ruled the Firework singer was the rightful owner in November 2017.

One month later, a jury ordered that Hollister pay almost $15 million (£11.2 million) in compensatory damages to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles and Perry for interfering in the Archbishop's sale of the property to the Roar hitmaker.

According to documents obtained by The Blast on Friday, July 6, Perry has granted the restaurant owner mercy, after it was revealed Hollister has been forced to file for bankruptcy.

The 33-year-old and the Archdiocese reached a new settlement with Hollister, reducing the damages to $6.5 million (£5 million).

Hollister wanted to keep her home, restore her reputation and bring an end to the litigation, according to the legal documents. She recently worked out a deal with Perry and the Archdiocese that allowed her to make payments in instalments over the next 30 months, with at least $1 million (£752,000) being paid off within a year.

According to the documents, Perry wanted to cut a deal to "move on".

The singer cannot move into the property until the last existing nun finds a suitable new home. Then and only then will Vatican officials sign off on the property, passing the deeds to Perry.

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