Nun Who Sued Katy Perry, Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, Dies After Collapsing In Court
KTTV reported Sister Holzman collapsed during a court appearance over the sale of a convent Perry wants to buy. Sister Holzman was fighting the sale of the convent to Perry because the nuns were going to sell the property for $15.5 million to Dana Hollister, who wanted to turn the convent into a hotel. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles blocked the sale in 2015 claiming the nuns did not have the authority to sell. In 2016 a judge ruled the sale to Hollister was invalid.
Before the court appearance, Sister Holzman to KTTV, “To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people.”
Archbishop Jose Gomez issued a statement, “I was sad to hear the news of her passing and I have offered a Mass for the repose of her soul. We extend our prayers today to the Immaculate Heart of Mary community and to all her friends and loved ones.”
Perry has had not commented.