According to sources, Courtney Clenney, the star of OnlyFans, has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of her ex-boyfriend in their Miami apartment earlier this year.
Her defence lawyer, Frank Prieto, confirmed to the Miami Herald that the 25-year-old influencer, who goes by Courtney Tailor on social media, was detained in Hawaii on Wednesday and is currently awaiting extradition to Florida, where she will be charged with second-degree murder for reportedly killing Christian Obumseli in April.
According to her counsel, when authorities picked her up, Clenney attended a rehab centre in Hawaii for substance abuse and post-traumatic disorder.
“I’m shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to surrender her if she were charged voluntarily,” her lawyer told the sources. “We look forward to clearing her name in court.”
The model’s arrest came nearly four months after authorities reopened an investigation into the fatal attack.
Clenney, who has 2 million Instagram followers, is accused of stabbing Obumseil in the chest on April 3 after a quarrel at their lavish apartment complex in Miami’s posh Edgewater area.
According to her counsel, when Obumseil attacked her after stalking her for a few weeks, Clenney allegedly acted in self-defence.
Obumseil seized the Instagram star by the throat, forcing her to stab him, according to Prieto.
The attorney noted that the couple, who had been together for less than two years, were at that point estranged.
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After the brutal battle, Clenney was captured on camera, handcuffed and covered in blood in a bra.
The Herald claims that the couple had been living together at the apartment building for a few months when personnel saw several domestic disturbances and attempted to evict them.
Obumseli’s family’s attorney Larry Handfield persuaded authorities to reopen the inquiry. Police allegedly visited the couple at least four times due to their domestic calls, but according to him, Obumseli was never arrested or charged.
Moreover, Handfield underlined that despite supposedly having an outstanding warrant from a California public drunkenness case from 2015, Clenney was not detained. At the time of the incident, Clenney was also apparently scheduled to appear in court in Texas on a DUI charge from 2020.
After the murder of Obumseli, the model allegedly claimed to be suicidal and spent time in a psych hospital, according to officials.