Instagram and OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney was confronted on Friday at a Miami hotel bar, days after she allegedly stabbed her estranged boyfriend to death.
Clenney and her father can be seen getting up and leaving the hotel lobby at the the Grand Beach Hotel in Miami on Friday, days after she allegedly killed Christian Tobechukwu Obumseli on April 3, when a guest demands they leave.
Poster @__AshleyO chimes in and refuses to stop recording the alleged killer.
‘I’ll videotape her. Right now, you should go. Because you just killed your boyfriend,’ she says.
After Clenney responds inaudibly, the poster shoots back ‘Yeah, you did.’
As she and her father walk toward the elevators, Clenney turns around and says ‘he tried to [inaudible].’
The poster, however, drowned out the model’s retort, replying ‘yeah, okay.’
@__AshleyO posted her confrontation with accused killer Courtney Clenney, 25, and her father at the lobby bar of the Grand Beach Hotel in Miami on Friday
The woman refused to stop filming, and told Clenney she should leave ‘because [she] just killed [her] boyfriend’
Clenney and her father can be seen getting up and leaving the hotel lobby after another guest demands they leave
On April 3, Christian Tobechukwu Obumseli, 27, died of an ‘apparent knife wound’ in a violent altercation with Clenney, 25
The sighting comes as it emerged the model was due in a Texas court for a 2020 DUI charge (mugshot pictured), and was sued by a Texas woman after a 2018 car crash
Investigators are working to determine if Clenney, whose neighbor alleges was abused by Obumseli, acted in self-defense. Clenney, who has not been charged in Obumseli’s death, was hospitalized and evaluated for 72 hours under Florida’s Bakers Act on Sunday after making suicidal threats while in police custody.
However, new content was added to her OnlyFans page the day after she was detained.
@__AshleyO questioned the model’s claims of mental instability after the encounter.
‘Not this fool @CourtneyTailor being out at a bar in Miami like she didn’t just kill @TobyObumseli a few days ago,’ she captioned the clip.
‘I thought you were mentally unstable & suicidal? It’s the audacity for me.’
Clenney’s attorney, Frank Preito, told Fox Digital Saturday that the influencer and her father were staying at the hotel because she did not want to stay in her apartment, where the fatal stabbing occurred, and they must stay in Miami to cooperate with a police investigation into the incident.
‘It is unfortunate that a member of the public, knowing absolutely nothing about the circumstances and events surrounding the death of Mr. Obumseli, would take the opportunity to harass the Clenney family during a time when they are trying to be supportive of Courtney,’ Prieto told the outlet.
‘Courtney was seated at a table in the hotel lobby area where there is also a bar. Courtney’s father was standing there trying to order a drink to take outside so they could be in private on the beach.’
Obumseli, 27, suffered an ‘apparent knife wound’ in an alleged violent altercation with Clenney, 25, who goes by ‘Courtney Tailor’ on social media. Obumseli succumbed to his injury after he was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital 2.5 miles away, Miami Police said in a statement.
Harrowing TMZ footage from the night of the alleged attack showed the influencer clad in black bra and white sweatpants – along with her her arms, chest, stomach and forehead – splattered with blood as she is interviewed by police on the balcony of her luxury high rise in Miami.
Covered in the blood of the boyfriend she just stabbed to death, OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney can be seen shivering on the balcony of her Miami apartment while being interviewed by police
Clenney has been arrested but has not yet been formally charged. She was taken for psychiatric evaluation after the incident
The hotel run-in came the same day as The Sun revealed that Clenney was scheduled for a pre-trial conference on June 15 for her September 16, 2020 DUI arrest that took place in Austin, Texas.
Clenney’s bond was set at $8,000 after her arrest, and she has since been forced to install an ignition interlock device on her car that measures her blood-alcohol content.
It is not known whether the model, who retained attorney Meril Anthes according to a Travis County Court filing, has entered a plea ahead of her court date.
The Sun also reported that Clenney faced earlier legal trouble in Texas after a woman sued her for causing personal injury, property damage and vehicle loss following a 2018 car crash. The suit was reportedly settled out of court.
Preito claimed after his firm investigated last week’s fatal incident that ‘Courtney is a victim of physical, emotional and mental abuse at the hands of Mr. Obumseli,’ and said that the firm is ‘also investigating whether Courtney was the victim of human trafficking.’
A neighbor claiming to have a direct view of the couple’s apartment said he witnessed Obumseli strike Clenney about a week before the fatal stabbing. They are pictured together
The influencer, who has not been formally charged in her boyfriend’s death, was hospitalized over mental health concerns after making suicidal threats while in police custody
‘Mr. Obumseli was in the act of committing a forcible felony that tragic evening last Sunday. He had previously gained access to Courtney’s apartment without permission on several occasions in the days leading up to that night,’ he said.
‘Courtney acted in self-defense; the investigation by both the City of Miami Police Department and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office will conclude such.’
Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney representing Obumseli’s family, wrote on Instagram Thursday that ‘a cursory review of the evidence there appears to be more than sufficient probable cause to make an immediate arrest’
DailyMail.com could not reach Preito or Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney representing Obumseli’s family, for comment.
However, Merritt wrote on Instagram Thursday that ‘a cursory review of the evidence there appears to be more than sufficient probable cause to make an immediate arrest for the death of Obumseli.’
Clenney and Obumseli broke up last month and Obumseli had been sleeping in common areas of their apartment complex, according to the Miami Herald.
A neighbor claiming to have a direct view of the couple’s apartment said he witnessed Obumseli strike Clenney about a week before the fatal stabbing.
‘I could not tell if it was open-handed or closed-handed, but he was swinging at her,’ the unnamed resident told WPLG.
However, a trio who identified themselves as close friends of the couple alleged the social media influencer was the violent one in the ‘rocky relationship’.
‘We’ve seen her hit him. I’ve never seen him hit her,’ Ashley Vaughn said. ‘From what we’ve personally experienced between the both of them, we believe that Christian wouldn’t put her in a position where she would need to stab him to protect herself.’
However, a trio who identified themselves as close friends of the couple alleged the social media model was the violent one in the ‘rocky relationship’. Clenney and Obumseli are seen holding hands
‘We didn’t think this is how far it would have gone,’ Tahki Banks said. ‘Even that we really lost Christian only, it feels like we lost Courtney at the same time.’
On April 1, Miami police were dispatched to Clenney’s apartment for a domestic call, the publication learned from local law enforcement. No one was arrested, although officers noted bruises on Clenney’s arms and legs.
An investigation is ongoing, and authorities said they interviewed another woman who was involved in a ‘physical altercation’ with Obumseli.