More information is emerging in a murder case concerning a famed 26-year-old OnlyFans model and social media influencer with more than two million followers and her boyfriend, who was killed in April.
Christian “Toby” Obumseli, 27, was found stabbed to death inside a luxury condo in Miami on April 3. His girlfriend, Courtney Clenney, was found with Obumseli. Last month, the model was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
Authorities in an affidavit obtained by E News! said the couple was involved with “multiple incidents of domestic violence” since November 2020, and it was Clenney who escalated the fatal fight in April.
The model’s defense team has claimed Clenney was acting in self-defense, and was choked on the night of the incident.
“Obumseli attacked her and choked her that evening; Courtney had no choice but to meet force with force,” attorney Frank Prieto said.
Clenney was reportedly arrested in Las Vegas in July 2021, on suspicion of domestic battery against Obumseli. She said her boyfriend did not hurt her and copped to throwing a glass in Obumseli’s direction, and having in the past thrown objects at him, court records show. The case was eventually dropped.
The couple’s routine disturbances reportedly upset folks at a condo they were staying at, and management was “moving toward legal action” to evict them, according to an affidavit.
Weeks before the incident, Clenney boasted on a podcast (released April 8), that she only dates “rich black guys.”
“Let me clarify: I only date rich black guys,” she said on the “We in Miami” podcast.
Clenney further boasted of bringing in six-figures each month via OnlyFans, a subscription site known for hosting sexual content. “It’s not too bad,” she said. “I’m grateful.”
According to the New York Post, Florida prosecutors on Friday objected to Clenney’s request to keep evidence private in the case.
“It’s been the defense that has been frankly keeping this case within media attention,” prosecution said. “Mr. Obumseli was dead for five days and the defense was making statements to the media both in print and on television and local news.”
As reported by The Daily Wire, the Florida State Attorney’s Office this month released elevator surveillance footage of Clenney and Obumseli about a month before the fatal incident.
In the footage, both Clenney and Obumseli put their hands on each other. Clenney, in the clip provided, starts the physical altercation inside the elevator.
Clenney’s defense team says there is more to the short video clip and that Obumseli would typically abuse the model in private.
Video just released. Showing Courtney Clenney and her boyfriend in elevator. Just over a month later Clenney is now accused of stabbing him to death @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/weqgKA5vec
— Rosh Lowe (@roshloweWPLG) August 11, 2022
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