Dying veteran, 83, accuses Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom of trying to take his home

It’s looking like Katy Perry is once again involved in some real estate troubles, several years after her clash with two nuns over an 8-acre property in Los Feliz, California.

The ‘I Kissed A Girl’ singer and her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, have been embroiled in a legal battle spanning three years concerning their Montecito, California mansion, which they acquired for $14.2 million in 2021.

Situated at 1569 E. Valley Rd., the Daily Mail reported that 83-year-old Carl Westcott bought an 8.9-acre home at 1569 E. Valley Rd. just two months before Perry, 38, and Bloom, 46, purchased it.

The mansion spans over 7,100 square feet and boasts six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have been accused of trying to take the home of a dying veteran. Credit / Andreas Rentz / Getty.

According to court documents obtained by the outlet, Westcott has claimed that the contract for selling his property on July 14, 2020, was signed when he “lacked the mental capacity to understand the nature and probable consequences of the contract.”

Westcott – who served in the US Army with the 101st Airborne – acquired the house on May 29, and had intended to spend “the rest of his life” there, as per the court records.

He continued by saying that his age, deteriorating health due to Huntington’s disease (a fatal brain disorder), and a taxing six-hour surgery shortly before the contract “seriously impaired [his] mental faculties to the point he was of unsound mind and not competent to give his free, voluntary, or intelligent consent to the contract.”

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom threatened to sue Westcott if he didn’t honor their request to buy his home. Credit / Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty.

Approximately one week after the contract’s signing, on July 22, 2020, Westcott stated that he began to have more mental clarity – especially since the effects of his surgery’s opiates had worn off. He then sent a letter to the real estate agency managing the property, saying that he did not want to sell his home.

In response, Perry and Bloom wrote a letter to Westcott, where they explained they were in love with his home and would be willing to pay more than his original purchase price.

Westcott reportedly thought about their offer, but given his age and deteriorating condition, he said he didn’t want to part with his home.

Perry and Bloom’s attorney then informed him that the couple was committed to finalizing the purchase and would not be backing down, and even threatened to sue.

This situation feels pretty similar to the 2015 legal battle Perry went through with the Catholic nuns of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, based in Los Feliz.

Sister Catherine Rose and Sister Rita Callanan pictured outside the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat House, which was sold to Katy Perry. Credit / Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times / Getty.

In 1972, 52 nuns acquired the sprawling property, living there until 2011 when just five remained. The Los Angeles Archbishop, José Gomez, then mandated that the medieval Spanish-Gothic-Tudor style estate be transferred to Perry, who was prepared to pay for the whole thing in cash.

In 2016, a court ruled against the nuns, granting Perry ownership of the home.

The feud came to a sad end in 2018 when Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, one of the nuns involved in the legal battle against Perry and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, tragically passed away in court during a post-judgment hearing related to the case. She was 89.

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