A famed 26-year-old OnlyFans model and social media influencer with more than two million followers has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of her boyfriend.
Christian “Toby” Obumseli, 27, was found stabbed inside a luxury condo in Miami on April 3. His girlfriend, Courtney Clenney, was found with Obumseli.
According to authorities, the “preliminary investigation determined that both Mr. Obumseli and the female had been involved in a physical altercation.”
Clenney later ended up in Hawaii, allegedly seeking rehabilitation services for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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On Wednesday, the Hawaii Police Department assisted in taking Clenney into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The model, who goes by Courtney Tailor online, was “arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the offense of murder in the second-degree with a deadly weapon,” a press release from the department said.
“Clenney is being held at the Hawai’i Police Department’s East Hawai’i Detention Center pending her initial court appearance in Hilo District Court, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2022,” authorities added. “She will eventually be extradited to Florida.”
The Florida State Attorney’s Office on Thursday 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.
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Through her attorney, Frank Prieto, Clenney has claimed she was acting in self-defense during the fatal incident.
“I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,” Prieto told the Miami Herald. “We look forward to clearing her name in court.”
The attorney told Rolling Stone magazine on Wednesday that “Obumseli attacked her and choked her that evening,” and that his client “had no choice but to meet force with force.”
Clenney was heard on the 911 call saying, “I’m so sorry, baby,” while Obumseli said he felt like he was dying and was losing feeling in his arms.
Obumseli’s family says Clenney was not acting in self-defense, denying any allegation that the 27-year-old was violent with his girlfriend of two years.
“We have no cause to believe that this was a case of self-defense,” said Karen Egbuna, Obumseli’s cousin. “Toby was raised by a very strong family with strong morals, strong values, he does not come from that.”
Larry Handfield, a lawyer repressing the Obumseli family, has claimed the delay in Clenney’s arrest is about race.
“We believe it is white privilege, because any other person would’ve been arrested,” Handfield told Rolling Stone in April.
Authorities this week responded to the delay, saying they had to get the evidence in order, and only have one shot to get the case right.