'He would abuse': Courtney Clenney's lawyer FIRES BACK after video shows her hitting Christian Obumseli

Clenney's lawyer, Frank Prieto said Obumseli would 'manipulate and abuse' her while no one was around

'He would abuse': Courtney Clenney's lawyer FIRES BACK after video shows her hitting Christian Obumseli
Video footage reveals Courtney Clenney punching and hitting Christian Obumseli in video footage inside an elevator (bottom R) (@roshloweWPLG/Twitter, @courtneytailor and christianvstoby/Instagram)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA: After reacting to the arrest of OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney, who got charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon for fatally stabbing and killing her boyfriend Christian Obumseli on April 3, Frank Prieto, Clenney’s lawyer, has responded to the elevator footage. He said it was Obumseli who “would manipulate and abuse.”

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As reported earlier, Clenney, 26, was captured on a surveillance video hitting Obumseli, 27. In the video from February 21, Clenney was seen attacking Obumseli repeatedly with her fists while Obumseli remained defensive as he pushed her back and hit her several times in response. They continued to fight until the elevator door opened, and he exited the elevator. Clenney attempted to hit him again as she followed him out of the elevator. Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathie Fernandez Rundle played the video during a press conference on August 11. However, Clenney’s lawyer, Prieto, stated the video was "irrelevant and sure inadmissible," as per DailyMail. 

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Clenney’s lawyer fires back at elevator footage

Prieto, as per the outlet, said, "It is a shame that the State Attorney's Office is seeking to win this case in the court of public opinion by showing an irrelevant and likely inadmissible video of Courtney in an elevator getting physical with Obumseli." He added, "The video does not depict the leading up to what was captured in the elevator."


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Talking about the boyfriend, the lawyer said, "Obumseli was the abuser, the worst kind of abuser. He would manipulate and abuse Courtney in private when he thought nobody was around." He said, "It’s inappropriate for prosecutors to try and taint the community against Courtney to the point she may not be able to receive a fair trial."

Prieto pointed out that "the charging decision on this matter should to have been made on the proof of what occurred on the day of the murder in the apartment and nothing more." he also added, "This is a case of self defense and the facts that will be presented at trial will prove this."

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Details of Clenney-Obumseli murder case

As reported earlier, on April 3, the police received a 911 call from Clenney herself, who reported that her boyfriend had been stabbed, following a fight at their apartment building in Miami’s ritzy Edgewater neighborhood. The cops received a call from Clenney at 5 pm where the police found her boyfriend was stabbed once in his shoulder. 

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Clenney's attorney mentioned earlier that Clenney was forced to stab Obumseli after he grabbed her by the throat. He maintained that the two were estranged at the time of the incident and that Obumseli stalked her for several weeks before attacking her.

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