OnlyFans influencer Courtney Clenney looked teary-eyed in her mugshot after she was arrested at a rehab facility in Hawaii and charged with murdering her boyfriend at their Miami home.
Clenney, 26, insists that she stabbed Christian Obumseli, 27, in self defense.
But on Wednesday police in Hawaii detained her, ahead of extradition back to Florida. She’s been charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.
‘I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,’ said her lawyer, Frank Prieto.
‘We look forward to clearing her name in court.’
Courtney Clenney’s lawyer says there’s ‘substantial evidence’ that proves she was a victim of domestic abuse and human trafficking before she stabbed her boyfriend to death.
Christian Obumseli was stabbed to death on April 3 in the Miami apartment he shared with Clenney
Clenney is shown on April 3rd after stabbing Obumseli on the balcony of their home
Clenney and Obumseli, a cryptocurrency trader, had been dating less than two years, and their relationship was tumultuous.
She was arrested for domestic battery in Las Vegas, and police were called to their home in Austin, Texas, on several occasions.
The pair moved to Miami at the beginning of the year and staff and residents at the One Paraiso building where they lived reported multiple domestic disturbance complaints about the couple, and had even moved to evict them.
Prieto said that, on the night of April 3, Clenney was forced to stab Obumseli after he grabbed her by the throat.
Obumseli’s brother in April was angered by her not being charged immediately over his death, saying it was ‘because of her ‘privilege’ as a ‘wealthy white woman’ and not because of her self-defense claim.
Clenney, who also goes by Courtney Tailor, then called 911 and claimed she was acting in self-defense when she stabbed him in the shoulder.
But in a statement posted to Instagram, the victim’s brother, Jeffrey Obumseli – and his family – wrote that they do not believe Clenney and demand that she be charged with killing the brother he called Toby.
The model was caught on video covered in blood on her high-rise balcony just after the incident.
‘The bottom line is inextricably clear: Courtney is being treated differently because of her privilege as a wealthy White woman,’ Jeffrey Obumseli wrote on Instagram.
‘Within 24 hours following Toby’s death, the detective on the case prematurely concluded this was not a crime of violence.’
Jeffrey Obumseli, the brother of slain Christian Tobechukwu ‘Toby’ Obumseli, claimed in April that the victim’s OnlyFans girlfriend was not charged in his death because of her ‘privilege’ as a ‘wealthy white woman’ and not because of her self-defense claim
The victim’s brother also slammed Clenney in his Instagram post for videos that emerged following the incident that show her covered in blood, kissing her dogs and then ordering drinks at the hotel bar.
‘We’ve seen videos of Courtney kissing her dogs while covered in what we believe to be my brother’s blood and casually getting drinks at a hotel bar days later while my brother lays in the morgue,’ he wrote.
He was referring to videos that show Clenney at Miami’s Grand Beach hotel days after her boyfriend’s death.
Her attorney pushed back against this claim saying: ‘The statement about Courtney ‘casually getting drinks’ is absolutely false.
‘Courtney was not ‘casually getting drinks at a hotel bar.’ Courtney was sitting at an unattended table in the hotel lobby area that also has a bar.’
Prieto added that her father was in town and that they were having drinks then left because a ‘woman was berating them for no reason,’ he said.
In a statement posted to Instagram in April, the victim’s brother, Jeffrey Obumseli – and his family – wrote that they do not believer Clenney and demand that she be charged with his murder
Obumseli’s family from Austin, Texas, continues to demand answers. They do not believe she was acting in self-defense, and are at a loss over why she has not been arrested
OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney, who also goes by Courtney Tailor, has not been charged
Obumseli’s family has raised more than $72,000 on a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral and to bring his body home to Texas
Obumseli’s family from Austin, Texas, continues to demand answers.
Clenney was taken into custody under Florida’s Baker Act, which protects people at risk of suicide or mental health crisis, but was freed without charge.
Obumseli’s family is also raising money for him via GoFundMe.
On their page, they say he was the victim of a ‘heinous act of violence.’
‘Christian Toby Obumseli was murdered in Florida a week before his 28th birthday. It is unconscionable to make sense of our new reality.
‘That someone’s selfish act ripped Christian away from this world. It is not enough to say we are shocked and hurting – we are utterly devastated.
‘His murder leaves many unanswered questions and creates a void that can never be fixed or filled. Not even with time.
‘Christian was extremely compassionate with a desire always to uplift those around him. He did not deserve for his life to be cut short by a heinous act of violence,’ it reads.
lenney and her father were chased out of the bar by the woman who said she had ‘just killed her boyfriend’. Her attorney says they were trying to pick up a drink and go to the beach
The couple’s friends have given conflicting reports on who was abusive.
Some said that they never saw Obumseli becoming violent with his girlfriend, but that they had seen her hit him before.
‘We’ve seen her hit him. I’ve never seen him hit her,’ said Ashley Vaughn, one of the couple’s friends.
She told Local 10: ‘From what we’ve personally experienced between the both of them, we believe that Christian wouldn’t put her in a position where she would need to stab him to protect herself.’
After his death, fresh, X-rated content appeared on her OnlyFans page.
It’s unclear if she had pre-planned it to go live before stabbing him.
Source: Daily Mail