Courtney Clenney is an OnlyFans model named Courtney Tailor from Miami, Florida, who is accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death.
Clenney has now been charged with second-degree murder.
The man who died was Christian Obumseli, according to News10, which described Clenney as an OnlyFans model and “Instagram influencer.” That television station reported that police believe Clenney stabbed Obumseli.
It’s unclear whether Clenney acted in self-defense during the stabbing inside the couple’s Miami apartment on Sunday, April 3, 2022. She claims she was; prosecutors disagree.
TMZ obtained video it says shows Clenney covered in blood after the stabbing.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Police Say the Stabbing Arose During a Domestic Dispute
According to NBC Miami, the victim was identified by friends and was 27-years-old. He “was killed in a stabbing” that occurred inside a luxury Miami high-rise apartment building, the television station reported.
The station added that a “woman was detained at the scene” and taken for a mental health evaluation. The stabbed derived from a “domestic dispute” at One Paraiso luxury building at 3131 Northeast 7th Avenue in Edgewater, according to NBC Miami.
The station reported that Obumseli lived in the building with his girlfriend, and that they both moved to Florida from Texas.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Obumseli was stabbed once.
“The preliminary investigation determined that both Mr. Obumseli and the female had been involved in a physical altercation,” the Miami police told the Miami Herald.
Clenney’s attorney Frank Prieto told the Herald that she acted in self-defense and was a domestic violence victim. “As Courtney struggles with the pain of being a survivor of domestic violence and the aftermath of the events that evening, we ask that the community and Christian’s family allow the police and the state to conduct their independent investigation of the events,” he said to the newspaper. “This is a tragedy for all involved but it was not criminal conduct; Courtney was defending herself and the investigation will reveal exactly that.”
2. Friends Described the Couple’s Relationship as Filled With Conflict
Friends spoke to Local10 about the couple’s conflictual relationship.
“We’ve seen her hit him. I’ve never seen him hit her,” Ashley Vaughn, a friend of the couple, told News 10.
“From what we’ve personally experienced between the both of them, we believe that Christian wouldn’t put her in a position where she would need to stab him to protect herself,” Vaughn said to the television station.
However, a neighbor told the station that he saw Obumseli striking Clenney a week before the stabbing.
“I could not tell if it was open-handed or closed-handed, but he was swinging at her,” he said to News10.
No cases came up for Clenney in Miami-Dade County court records. Heavy has reached out to the public affairs office of the Miami Police Department for additional details.
According to News10, there was a history of trouble in the couple’s relationship.
In the past three months, police told the television station, they responded”to multiple disturbance calls at the couple’s apartment.”
3. Clenney Posted Glamour Shots on Instagram, OnlyFans & Other Platforms, Where She Describes Herself as a ‘Proud Texan’
That links to her OnlyFans account, also in the name Courtney Tailor. Her OnlyFans profile says, “Proud Texan! Full-time fitness model and foodie living with my 2 dogs, Jesse and Ranger. I just moved to Miami so I need your positive vibes! Scary BIG change for this lil texas girl 💕”
An OnlyFans post on April 2, 2022, read, “talk dirty to me 💕” On April 1, she wrote, “I’m not always this nasty… wait, yes I am lol.”
4. Her Last Instagram Page Refers to a ‘New Set of Talons’ & Clenney Recently Told a Podcaster She Only Dates ‘Rich Black Guys’
She wrote about her fingernails in her last Instagram post on March 30, writing, “My face thinking about a fresh set of talons… what color should I get? 💅🏼🧖🏼♀️” She also wrote about her nails on Twitter in March 30, her most recent tweet, “Getting a pedi and a manicure 😊 what color should I get?”
A lot of her posts are sexualized in nature and show her in bikinis and various poses on beaches, in beds, and so forth.
Two weeks before the stabbing, Clenney appeared on the We In Miami podcast, according to Radar Online. “I only date Black guys. Especially Black guys … Let me clarify, I only date rich Black guys,” she said.
5. Obumseli, Who Was Remembered as ‘Extremely Compassionate,’ Also Had Ties to Texas
Obumseli’s Facebook page said he was the owner of Wisemen & Peachtree LLC who “studied Communication Studies at Texas Tech University” and went to Plano East Senior High School. He was from Plano, Texas, and wrote that he was single and living in Dallas, Texas.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help Obumseli’s family. It reads,
On April 3, 2022, 27-year-old Christian Toby Obumseli was murdered in Florida a week before his 28th birthday. It is unconscionable to make sense of our new reality. That someone’s selfish act ripped Christian away from this world. It is not enough to say we are shocked and hurting–We are utterly devastated. His murder leaves many unanswered questions and creates a void that can never be fixed or filled. Not even with time.
Christian was extremely compassionate with a desire always to uplift those around him. He did not deserve for his life to be cut short by a heinous act of violence. We will never forget his infectious smile that could light up any room or his caring spirit. He will forever be remembered by his grandmother, mother, father, brother, extended family and friends.
Please keep the entire family in your prayers through this unimaginable, tragic time. Amid our deep grief, we also face a long road to justice for Christian. We humbly ask our community to come together and support us during this time. We need financial assistance to cover postmortem transportation of the body, funeral arrangements, attorney fees, litigation, counseling, and bills for the family as we seek justice for our beloved brother and son. No amount is too small.
All funeral arrangements will be shared at a later time. While we are still processing, we can only find comfort that Christian is resting in the arms of the Lord.
Thank you, and God Bless