Courtney Clenney, 26, the OnlyFans model accused of murdering her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, 27, reportedly pleaded with Miami police on April 1 in the lobby of their apartment building for help days before the alleged murder. Police bodycam footage shows Clenney speaking with law enforcement on April 1, saying that Obumseli has gotten physical with her in the past, and she is growing more concerned with his behavior.
Clenney has stated she acted in self-defense when she stabbed Obumseli with a kitchen knife.
According to Fox News:
“[He was], you know, stalking me,” she is heard saying, Fox affiliate WSVN-TV reported. “I want a restraining order against Christian Obumseli.”
Clenney, who went by Courtney Tailor online and has 2 million Instagram followers, faces a second-degree murder charge in the April 3 slaying of Obumseli. She allegedly stabbed him to death with a kitchen knife in their apartment following a tumultuous two-year relationship.
While on the phone with her mother, Clenney allegedly plunged the knife into the chest of Obumseli, slicing his subclavian artery.
The newly released footage also captured a security guard in their apartment building telling police that Obumseli lunged at her in the lobby.
“We get down here to the lobby area, and her boyfriend comes charging towards her,” the guard said on the footage.
Clenney’s attorney, Frank Prieto, told the news outlet that the footage supports claims that his client was an abuse victim and that she acted in self-defense when she killed him.
“Mr. Obumseli was the abuser,” he said. “She was in a struggle for her life. She defended herself, and unfortunately, he’s deceased, but she defended herself with every ounce of energy she had left.”
Fox News has reached out to Prieto.
In August, Chenney was arrested in Hawaii – where she was receiving treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse – and extradited to Florida.
It took authorities more than four months to charge her, who has claimed that she acted in self-defense after Obumseli attacked her. Clenney allegedly told police that she threw a kitchen knife from a distance of 10 feet – but the medical examiner said forensic evidence did not support this, according to court papers.
After taking police multiple months to charge Clenny, in an August press conference, prosecutors said Clenney was the “aggressor” during the alternation, showing evidence that she was the one battering him. Video footage from an elevator shows Clenney battering Obumseli, while Obumseli isn’t fighting back – only attempting to restrain her.