Celebrity Real Estate
It seems Katy Perry is in trouble again over real estate, several years after she got into a fight with two nuns on an 8-acre plot of land in Los Feliz, California.
The “Dark Horse” singer and her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, have been involved in a three-year lawsuit over the Montecito, California, mansion they purchased in 2021 for $14.2 million.
Located at 1569 E. Valley Rd., the daily mail revealed that Carl Westcott, 83, had moved into the house just two months before Perry, 38, and Bloom, 46, bought the 8.9-acre property.
According to court documents obtained by The Post, Westcott claims that a July 14, 2020 contract for the sale of his home was signed when he “lacked the mental capacity to understand the nature and likely consequences of the contract.”
Westcott, who served in the U.S. Army as a service member of the 101st Airborne, had purchased the home on May 29 with the intention of living there “for the rest of his life,” according to court documents.
He claimed that due to his age, his poor health due to Huntington’s disease (a fatal brain disorder), and “a six-hour major surgery less than a week before the proposed contract,” he had “severely affected (his) mental faculties until the point of At that time he was of unsound mind and was not competent to give his free, voluntary or intelligent consent to the contract.”
About a week after the contract was signed, on July 22, 2020, Westcott said he began to “feel mentally clear again,” after the opioids from his surgery wore off, and sent a letter to the real estate agency. that represents the property.
“Mr. Westcott sent an email to Berkshire Hathaway, in his capacity as dual agent for seller and buyer,
“He didn’t want to sell his house.”
In response, Perry and Bloom wrote a letter to Westcott letting him know how much they loved the house and that they wanted to buy the property for more money than he paid for it.
Westcott said he “considered it more deeply, but he is in the last years of his life and cannot sell his house.”
An attorney for Perry and Bloom then informed her that the couple was unwilling to walk away and was required to complete the sale.
The estate occupies more than 9,200 square feet and has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
A trial on the matter is scheduled for later this month.
The Post has contacted representatives for Westcott and Perry.
Meanwhile, the case is reminiscent of the 2015 lawsuit in which Perry was involved with Catholic nuns known as the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary located in Los Feliz.
Fifty-two sisters first purchased their structure in 1972 and lived there until 2011, when only five sisters remained and they were forced to move.
But Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez insisted that the medieval Spanish, Gothic and Tudor property go to Katy Perry, who was willing to pay cash for the property.
In 2016, a judge ruled against the nuns and Perry was awarded the house.
Following a battle of yearsThe dispute came to an end in 2018, when Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, who was among the nuns fighting against Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was in court for a post-ruling hearing related to the case when he collapsed and died in court. She was 89 years old.
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