AceShowbiz - Courtney Clenney is facing serious legal trouble. The 26-year-old OnlyFans model has been taken into police custody in Hawaii and charged with murder over a fatal stabbing of her boyfriend.
On Wednesday, August 10, the social media influencer, who is known as Courtney Tailor, was arrested while she was at a rehabilitation center for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite being arrested in Hawaii, she will be extradited to Miami, Florida, where she will face trial for the crime.
Courtney has been charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, despite claiming self-defense. It's been six months since Christian "Toby" Obumseli's gruesome stabbing inside their Miami apartment on April 3.
Police said they received a frantic call from Courtney at about 5 P.M. on April 3. She reportedly told authorities she and Toby were fighting when he suddenly grabbed her by the throat, prompting her to stab him in self-defense. Police arrived at the scene shortly after and found the man with a single stab wound to his chest. He was immediately transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Miami homicide detectives and prosecutors have been investigating Courtney, who was spotted on a night out at a ritzy hotel just five days after her boyfriend's slashing, for four months, ever since she was found covered in Toby's blood. Toby's relatives scoffed at Courtney's allegations of self-defense and called for her arrest.
Courtney's attorney, Frank Prieto, said he never saw her arrest coming. "I'm completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged," the lawyer stated. "We look forward to clearing her name in court."
Courtney and Toby were together for less than two years but their romance was allegedly plagued by abuse. Investigators said Toby, a 27-year-old Black cryptocurrency investor, had been living in Miami for just a few months prior to his death.
Since his death, multiple conflicting reports have emerged, with Courtney's pals claiming she was the aggressor. Courtney even joked that she only dated "rich black guys" during an interview.
Following her friends' accusations, Courtney's attorney released a statement, noting that the truth will come to light. "This is a tragedy for all involved, but it was not criminal conduct," Prieto said at the time. Courtney was defending herself and the investigation will reveal exactly that," said the lawyer. "She tried to administer first aid as best she could. She got covered in his blood trying to save his life."