Instagram and OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney arrested in stabbing death of her boyfriend
- Police arrested Courtney Clenney on a murder charge in connection with her boyfriend's death.
- Clenney is an OnlyFans star and Instagram model with over 2 million followers.
Instagram and OnlyFans star Courtney Taylor Clenney has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, a cryptocurrency investor.
The stabbing, which Clenney has admitted to, took place over four months ago in early April inside a luxury Miami, Florida highrise. Prosecutors say the 26-year-old used a six-inch blade to strike Obumseli's chest and hit his subclavian artery, according to Rolling Stone. Clenney's attorney alleged the stabbing was self-defense. After the incident, Clenney was sent to the hospital for two days for mental health reasons and then released, according to BuzzFeed.
Clenney, who goes by the name Courtney Tailor online, has over 2 million followers on Instagram, where she posts pictures posing and modeling outfits. Her most recent Instagram post dates to the end of March, days before the stabbing. Her OnlyFans account, which appears to have been taken down or restricted since the stabbing, describes her as a "full-time fitness model and foodie living with my 2 dogs" who "just moved to Miami so I need your positive vibes!"
Hawaii police arrested Clenney in the town Laupahoehoe on Wednesday with a warrant issued by Miami-Dade County, where she is being prosecuted. Although Clenney was based in Austin, Texas and Miami, she was staying in Hawaii for post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse rehabilitation, her lawyer, Frank Prieto, told the Miami-Herald.
Clenney and Obumseli, 27, began dating in November 2020, according to BuzzFeed, citing the Florida State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. The two had multiple altercations that led to police being called to their house in Austin, and staff of the Miami building they were living in had started to try to evict them because of the frequency of their disputes, according to The Miami-Herald.
The investigation into the stabbing had been going on for four months before police arrested Clenney. Prieto had claimed that Clenney was suffering from domestic violence in her relationship. He stated that said both parties may have engaged in abuse, but the stabbing was an act of self-defense, according to Rolling Stone. Clenney previously alleged she threw the knife at Obumseli from a short distance in self-defense after Obumseli had become aggressive toward her, although Rundle said the medical examiner's findings disproved that claim.
Meanwhile, Obumseli's family have argued the attack was unprovoked and that authorities were going easy on Clenney because she is white and Obumseli was a Black man.
Rolling Stone previously spoke with a friend of Clenney's from Austin who claimed that Clenney had hit Obumseli several times before and pushed him down a staircase at a party.
Clenney is currently detained in Hawaii, according to the Hawaii Police Department's press release, and will later be transported to Miami.
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