- Courtney Clenney is charged with fatally stabbing her boyfriend Christian Obumseli.
- Clenney was an OnlyFans model with over 2 million Instagram followers. She has pleaded not guilty.
- In court, a Miami State Attorney’s Office prosecutor said she lied about killing in self-defense.
Courtney Clenney, the OnlyFans model accused of killing her boyfriend, lied about doing so in self-defense and could flee if she is released on bond, a prosecutor for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office alleged in a hearing on Thursday.
The court session was a hearing to determine whether Clenney should be allowed out on bond. The 26-year-old is charged with second-degree murder, a felony. Clenney has pleaded not guilty.
She was arrested in August. Prosecutors have accused her of stabbing her boyfriend, the cryptocurrency investor Christian Obumseli, in a luxury Miami highrise in early April.
Before her arrest, Clenney was a popular OnlyFans model under the name “Courtney Tailor.” Her OnlyFans account has been taken down, but she still has an Instagram page with over 2 million followers. Her last post was on March 30, 2021, four days before Obumseli died.
During the second day of the hearing, Shawn Abuhoff, the assistant state attorney, told Judge Laura Cruz that there were no “reasonable means” to ensure that Clenney would reappear in court if released on bond.
Clenney’s attorneys told the court that there was no evidence suggesting she would be a harm to her community if released, and said they would personally fly her home to her family in Texas.
Clenney’s father, Kim Clenney, was also called to testify during the hearing. Among other things, he said his daughter would “absolutely not” be a danger to their family and said Clenney wouldn’t return to making OnlyFans content. At one point, Abuhoff appeared to suggest that Kim would lie to protect his daughter, and Kim said he resented that accusation.
Abuhoff also alleged Clenney’s accounts of the incident were “inconsistent” and riddled with lies.
The detective who wrote Clenney’s arrest warrant also said she was inconsistent with authorities about how the incident occurred. She told investigators that she killed Obumseli in self-defense after he was violent with her, the warrant says, and that she threw a knife from over 10 feet across the room at him.
But Miami-Dade’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kenneth Hutchins, who was called to testify on Thursday, said it was a stab and not a knife throw given the type of wound.
The arrest warrant says Clenney and Obumseli were in a “toxic and violent domestic relationship” for over two years, and that a number of violent events, “from both sides,” led up to the fatal stabbing.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office previously released video and audio footage showing Clenney saying racial slurs and verbally abusing Obumseli.
At the end of the hearing, Judge Cruz said she wouldn’t make a determination until at least the next hearing on December 8, and that Clenney would continue being held without bond.