Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are headed to trial over a $15 million mansion they bought in Santa Barbara, California.
The seller, 83-year-old Carl Westcott, claims he was under the influence of painkillers after back surgery when he signed the contract to sell the home in July 2020.
He says he didn’t understand what he was doing and didn’t want to sell the house.
Westcott’s lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Perry and Bloom, alleging that the couple took advantage of him and should be forced to return the money they paid for the house.
Perry and Bloom’s lawyers have denied the allegations, saying that Westcott was of sound mind when he signed the contract and that he is now trying to back out of the deal because he regrets selling the house.
The trial is scheduled to begin on August 22, 2023. It is expected to last for several weeks. The outcome of the trial could have a significant impact on Perry and Bloom’s finances.
If Westcott is successful, they could be forced to return the $15 million they paid for the house, plus legal fees.
The case is also a reminder of the importance of reading and understanding all contracts before signing them.
Even if you are in a hurry or feeling pressured, it is always important to take the time to make sure you know what you are agreeing to.