'She was the ABUSER': OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney's friends slam claim she stabbed BF in self-defense
Clenney stabbed Obumseli in the shoulder during an argument in their Miami apartment on April 3, leading to his death
MIAMI, FLORIDA: OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney's friends allege that she was the abuser in her relationship with her late boyfriend, Christian Toby Obumseli. Also known as Courtney Tailor, the 25-year-old stabbed Obumseli in the shoulder during an argument in their Miami apartment on April 3, leading to his death.
Clenney called 911 and was spotted covered in blood in a video captured after the arrival of the cops. Her legal team claims that she is a "victim of domestic violence," but Obumseli's family and friends have denied this claim. Clenney's lawyer, Frank Prieto told Rolling Stone, "She tried to administer first aid as best she could; she called 911. She got covered in his blood trying to save his life."
He adds that Clenney admits to killing Obumseli and claims that she is a survivor of ongoing domestic violence who acted in self-defense. "Christian was committing a crime, and she had every right to defend herself. This is not a whodunit. It's unfortunately a case of self-defense. And she feels horrible," Prieto told the portal.
Meanwhile, Obumseli's family claims that the attack by Clenney was unprovoked and that he was never abusive toward her. They feel that Clenney is receiving preferential treatment because she is a white woman, and they are treating the family of Obumseli, who was a black man, dismissively.
"The reality is we did see a lot of domestic violence, and it was on her end," a friend of the couple told Rolling Stone. "She would disappear while we're all at dinner or out, and she would text Christian to go meet her. And we'd go looking for them, and we'd see them arguing, and she'd be sitting there screaming at the top of her lungs. She was always pulling him away to fight about something," she added.
"They would leave and we'd go looking for them — we were always kind of worried [about] what was happening or if it was escalating. There was one time I pulled up and they were in an alley and she was hitting him as I walked up," the friend continued. "They were leaving, and she pushed him down the stairs because she got mad at him. I heard it, and I went out there, and he was at the bottom of the steps," she recalled another moment.
The friend explained that she asked Clenney if Obumseli was abusive towards her. "I was like, Hey, look, is he hurting you? Is he hitting you, beating you? Like, what's happening? She's never said that he's hit her, cause that's something I would have absolutely not been OK with. I would have said something. I would have made a big deal out of that." She added that Clenney only complained about money when it came to Obumseli. "It was always the thing of, 'I don't want to share my money with him.' They were constantly fighting about money."
The friend further alleged that Clenney once tossed Obumseli's suitcases off the balcony of their apartment building. "She was like, 'Ha ha, toxic girlfriend,' but [then] she was like, 'It's okay, I bought him all-new Louis Vuitton luggage.' It was this thing where she would do something to him, and then her way of apologizing would be to buy him something designer or make up for it with a trip."
She added, "I can summarize it as her always having these manic episodes, dragging him into it, and him trying to be like, 'calm down, calm down.'" The friend continued, "He wasn’t just sitting there taking it. I've never seen him hit her. He has grabbed her, not in an aggressive way, but, you know, when someone's hitting you, you like, grab their arms. I've seen that, but it's never been a thing where he was hitting her."
The friend further revealed that Obumseli always tried to defend her actions by blaming it on her alcohol consumption. "He was always trying to be patient and [he] was like, 'She's only like that when she's drinking,' always making an excuse, and we would be like, it's not cool. You can't just be getting the crap beat out of you." She concluded, "She's done that, trying to be funny, like, 'Oh, I'm going to get you,' or like, 'Don’t talk to me that way.' She'll pull something out, thinking it's funny, like, 'Ha ha, I'm the toxic crazy girlfriend.'"
Another friend of the couple, who is an influencer says that she saw Clenney push Obumseli on multiple occasions. She recalls a moment during a trip to Palm Springs, California, "I could see them arguing out of the corner of my eye. She was kind of pushing him out of the room. She would be like, 'Hey, you just looked at her' and then she would start pushing him around."
"His role in their relationship was basically to take it from her and to calm her down," she said, and added, "He would kind of just stand there, like a stick figure. He would just stand there and take it. If she put her hands on him, he would never put his hands back on her. I don't even think he would try to stop her from hitting him." She concluded, "You just couldn't hold a conversation with her because she was slurring her words. I do want to say I have never seen her [act] aggressive sober."
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"They had a tumultuous relationship. It went both ways, unfortunately. It appears Christian was very good at it being somewhat of a chameleon. In public, he maintained a certain facade. In private, he was a gaslighter and both mentally and physically abusive with her," said Prieto.