OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney's phone porn WILL BE admissible as evidence as she's charged for stabbing BF
Courtney Clenney, 26, is facing second-degree murder charges for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, 27, in the chest during an argument on April 3
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Courtney Clenney, the OnlyFans model who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death, was seen in court for the first time since her April arrest on Tuesday, September 6, donning an orange jumpsuit instead of her go-to bikinis.
The 26-year-old online sensation appeared at an evidentiary hearing at Miami Dade County Court, where the judge denied her lawyer's request that x-rated material on her phone not be released to the public. Clenney is facing second-degree murder charges for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, 27, in the chest during an argument on April 3. Her attorney Frank Prieto asked the judge for an order protecting and limiting the release of "adult" content found on his client's phone.
"This is going to turn into a circus of media outlets publishing salacious materials which have nothing to do with guilt or innocence in this case," Prieto told the court on Tuesday, characterizing media on Clenney's phone as "pornography" and "sexually explicit." He argued that releasing the content would mean she wouldn't face an impartial jury. On the other hand, the prosecution argued that the defense was attempting to "control the narrative" with the motion. Nonetheless, the request was denied by presiding Judge Diana Vizcaino.
Clenney, popularly known as Courtney Tailor online, has claimed she stabbed her boyfriend in self-defense. Her court appearance came about a week after her attorney argued that her charges should be reduced to manslaughter and she should be offered bond. "I feel it's important that the court be made aware that that warrant that judge signed that he did find probable cause, however," Prieto said last week, "There's not probable cause for second-degree murder... at best it's manslaughter." The Miami-Dade judge, however, declined to rule on that motion saying she wasn't informed enough about the case at the time to make a decision, thereby returning Clenney to prison without bond.
OnlyFans model #CourtneyClenney, accused of murdering her boyfriend #ChristianObumseli, was denied bond Saturday in a court appearance after she was extradited back to South Florida. @LawCrimeDaily pic.twitter.com/QdZfIFuoer— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) August 30, 2022
Clenney's attorney had previously asked that Obumseli's corpse be exhumed and inspected by a medical examiner. Miami Attorney Katherine Fernandez told the court how Clenney claimed to have stabbed Obumseli in the chest after he grabbed her by the throat at their luxury apartment in the One Paraiso building in Edgewater, Miami in April. The defendant said she threw the knife at her boyfriend from more than 10 feet away, but the prosecutor noted how the autopsy revealed a deep wound that could only be inflicted from close proximity. Authorities temporarily arrested the adult model after finding her drenched in blood on her balcony, but she was later released because they believed she had acted in self-defense.
Footage obtained by TMZ shows Courtney Clenney covered in blood while being detained by officers. She was later taken to a mental institution. pic.twitter.com/iu0EXtytsg— No Jumper (@nojumper) April 8, 2022
Before her arrest this month, Clenney had been spending time on Hawaii's Big Island where she was reportedly being treated for substance abuse and PTSD. Meanwhile, Obumseli's body was buried in Texas. Larry Handfield, the 27-year-old's family attorney, said the requests by Clenney's attorney were "an act of desperation" and that digging up his body would go against the family's religious beliefs. Prieto also moved to halt the release of evidence against Clenney without an initial inspection by the judge.
The motion came after the model was seen in elevator footage from the couple's Miami apartment viciously punching and kicking Obumseli two months before his demise. Clenney is seen in the clip slapping and pulling Obumseli's hair as he tries to fend off her blows.
This is video of a previous encounter between murder suspect Courtney Clenney and her now deceased boyfriend. The 2/21/22 incident shows her attacking him in an elevator before he pushed her away. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/Dt3B0rX9Vq— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) August 11, 2022
It's worth noting that Clenney was posting x-rated content on her OnlyFans page throughout the investigation into her boyfriend's death. In fact, adult content was posted on her account just a day after she allegedly killed Obumseli, but it's unclear if the post had been scheduled to go live beforehand. Clenney's page was taken down a day after her arrest. However, her Instagram account is still active at the time of publication, albeit she hasn't posted anything in 19 weeks, the Daily Mail reported.