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Pop Singer Katy Perry Is Battling a Dying Veteran to Make Him Sell His Home

In an unexpected twist, pop singer Katy Perry has been entangled in a legal battle with 84-year-old Army veteran Carl Westcott, who is currently battling Huntington’s disease.

And the battle? It’s over a house… Wescott’s house. Who could ever imagine this cruel Katy Perry stand-off with a veteran? After all, it may result in Westcott being forced out of his dream home.

the Katy Perry veteran battle
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot, CBS Evening News

Life of Carl Westcott: From the Military to Entrepreneurship

Carl Westcott is a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and transitioned into entrepreneurship after his service. He achieved considerable success from owning 1-800-Flowers and founding Westcott LLC, a private equity firm.

His impressive journey also took a new turn when he purchased a $15 million beachfront home in Montecito, California.

This incredible new home was surrounded by celebrity neighbors, including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle.

It was the place he dreamed of, intending to spend his remaining days there. But life took a tragic turn when he was diagnosed with Huntington’s. To top it off, it also heralded the arrival of Perry and her Fiance.

The Katy Perry Veteran Battle

  • The Arrival

Perry and Bloom loved Westcott's dream home and offered to purchase it from him.

Notably, this happened shortly after Westcott had his back surgery, essential in relation to his disease. Westcott insists that he was under the influence of anesthesia and opioid painkillers during the contract signing..

  • The Disputed Contract

Westcott states that he has no memory of even signing the agreement due to the anesthesia and opiate daze from his surgery. While he did sign it, he withdrew from the agreement when he regained clarity, but it was at that point that the celebrities threatened to sue him.

Not only will the trial determine the house’s ownership, but Perry and Bloom are seeking compensation, which can only harm this military veteran.

  • Legal Proceedings

The legal battle began on September 27 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Court documents reveal that Westcott never even listed his home for sale, having expressed earlier his intent to live there for life.

While this proves a significant advantage to Westcott’s side, the man can no longer attend court proceedings to take advantage of the truth due to his current condition.

Still, Westcott’s lawyers argue that the combination of his age, post-surgery frailty, and multiple doses of opiates rendered him of unsound mind during the signing, making the situation invalid and the contract signers irresponsible for forcing such a contract.

  • Counterarguments in Court

On the opposite end, Perry and Bloom’s business manager, Bernie Gudvi, argues that Westcott hired a real estate broker and even oversaw a bidding war with Maria Shriver, a journalist.

Their attorney further maintains that Westcott’s mental incapacitation did not occur until 2021 after the contract was signed.

These debates have built into a convoluted case that is quite unfortunate for the involved parties, especially our vulnerable veterans.

The Katy PERRY Veteran Act

To push forward, and given the existent legal disputes surrounding Katy Perry’s real estate dealings, the Westcott family is advocating for the Protecting Elder Realty for Retirement Years Act, ironically known as the Katy ‘PERRY’ Act.

This legislation aims to establish a 72-hour cooldown period for elderly homeowners to rescind a contract regarding a personal residence without penalties.

The Bottom Line

The Katy Perry Veteran legal battle raises complex questions about contracts, mental state, and the protection of elderly homeowners.

In my humble opinion, it is quite infuriating that Perry and Bloom are going after a dying veteran and may end up forcing him out of his home. On top of trying to take his home, they are also reportedly expected to ask for millions from Westcott to cover the cost of renting another home and lost rental income.

Here's to hoping they come to their senses and let this dying veteran live out his final days in the home he wanted to be in.


Donald McCormick
Donald McCormick
Jan 31

My God! My God!……. Capitalism at it’s finest. It’s one thing to understand free enterprise, but it is another to perform an outright unethical move such as this. Rather, it be taking advantage of a military veteran, the elderly, or someone who does not have the capacity to make these life changing decisions. It seems that Ms. Perry and her partner in crime violated all of the above mentioned things that We should consider when making business deals with others. After all it was Mr Westcott and a number of others that have sacrificed so much for her to do something like this is just mind boggling……Yet alone to say the least for those that represent her in this matter……Does…


Kathy Rycroft
Kathy Rycroft
Jan 31

His attorneys can ask for hearings via Zoom, or a similar platform. That way Mr. Westcott can attend if he wants to. Just a thought. What is happening is horrible. He should be left alone!


Timmie Ballard
Timmie Ballard
Nov 18, 2023

Absolutely, Sir! It’s too bad that no one taught her to respect her elders.


Oct 22, 2023

Perry should be ashamed of herself! It is because of this veteran Mr Westcott that she is allowed to accomplish the fame she has. He sacrificed himself for her, this country and this is how she repays him. Such an Inconsiderate ungrateful person. Shame on you Perry!


Romeo Delossantoscoy
Romeo Delossantoscoy
Oct 21, 2023

What a bunch of BS, Katy Perry needs to thank him first and foremost, then apologize for being so inconsiderate to an elderly person! May God Bless Mr.Westscott!!!

Nov 17, 2023
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