Katy Perry Wins Major Lawsuit

(Cupventi.com) – On Wednesday, a judge determined that Bernie Gudvi, Katy Perry’s business manager, is rightfully entitled to the Montecito home acquired on Perry’s behalf in 2020.

This decision follows a lawsuit filed by Carl Westcott, the founder of 1-800-Flowers, who sought to rescind the sale of his eight-bedroom mansion to Perry for $15 million.

Westcott argued that he lacked the capacity to sign the transaction due to recent surgery and a brain disorder.

In response to Westcott’s claims, Judge Joseph Lipner ruled that there was no compelling evidence proving Westcott’s incapacity to enter into a real estate contract.

The Westcotts do not intend to appeal the decision, and the trial has been bifurcated, with the damages phase scheduled for February. During this phase, Perry will testify about the alleged loss of rental income resulting from the litigation.

Carl’s son, Chart, expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling, stating, “Where the judge’s ruling may follow the letter of the law, it shows that the law has no spirit.” He anticipates Perry’s in-person testimony and suggested possible sanctions for perjury.

Perry’s attorney emphasized that the judge found Westcott unable to prove anything other than being of sound mind during the property sale negotiations.

The attorney stated, “The evidence shows that Mr. Westcott breached the contract for no other reason than he had changed his mind.” The scheduled damage trial phase in February is expected to conclude the matter. Judge Lipner, in his ruling, discredited Westcott’s psychiatrist expert, emphasizing that evidence supported Westcott’s capacity to enter the contract based on testimonies, written communications, and medical reports from the days of negotiation and beyond.