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Katy Perry Scores Tentative Win in Montecito Mansion War

Judge’s ruling, expected to become permanent in 10 days, says millionaire who tried to rescind $15 million real estate deal with the singer will “take nothing by way of his complaint”

A Los Angeles judge has sided with Katy Perry and her partner Orlando Bloom in the superstar couple’s plight to purchase a Montecito Mansion from Texas millionaire Carl Westcott.

In a tentative decision expected to become permanent after a 10-day waiting period, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Joseph Lipner found there was insufficient evidence to prove Westcott lacked capacity when he signed the contract with Perry’s business manager.

“Today’s proposed decision is clear – the judge found that Mr. Westcott could not prove anything other than he was of perfectly sound mind when he engaged in complex negotiations over several weeks with multiple parties to transact a lucrative sale of the property that netted him a substantial profit,” Eric Rowen, the lawyer for Perry’s camp, says in a statement to Rolling Stone.

“The evidence shows that Mr. Westcott breached the contract for no other reason than he had changed his mind.   We look forward to wrapping this matter up at the scheduled damage trial phase set for February 13 and 14, if not before,” he said.

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Perry is expected to testify at that hearing.

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