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OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney has been charged with murder for stabbing her boyfriend in her Miami apartment earlier this year, according to reports.
The 25-year-old influencer, who goes by the name Courtney Tailor on social media, was arrested in Hawaii on Wednesday and is currently awaiting extradition to Florida, where she will face a second-degree murder charge for allegedly killing 27-year-old Christian. Obumseli in April, her defense attorney, Frank Prieto, confirmed to the Miami Herald.
Clenney had been in a rehabilitation center in Hawaii for substance abuse and post-traumatic disorder when police stopped her, her attorney said.
“I am completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation of her and offered to hand her over if she was charged,” Prieto told the newspaper. “We hope to clear her name in court.”
Arrested and Charged
The model’s arrest comes nearly four months after prosecutors reopened an investigation into her fatal stabbing.
Clenney, who has 2 million followers on Instagram, allegedly stabbed Obumseil in the chest on April 3 after a fight at her luxury apartment building in Miami’s posh Edgewater neighborhood.
Her lawyer has claimed that Clenney acted in self-defense when Obumseil attacked her after harassing her for several weeks.
The Instagram star was forced to stab Obumseil after he grabbed her by the neck, Prieto said.
The couple, who had been dating for less than two years, were separated at the time, the lawyer added.
According to the Herald, the couple had been living together for a few months in the apartment building, where staff noticed multiple domestic incidents and even tried to evict them.
Lawyer Larry Handfield, who represents Obumseli’s family, pressed the police to reopen the investigation. He said police officers visited the couple on at least four occasions for domestic calls, noting that Obumseli was never arrested or charged.
Handfield also emphasized that Clenney was not arrested despite allegedly having an open warrant for a public intoxication case in California in 2015. Clenney was also reportedly due to appear in a Texas court on a 2020 DUI charge. at the time of the murder.
The model herself claimed to be suicidal after Obumseli’s murder and spent time in a mental institution, authorities said.