Christian Toby Obumseli is the Miami, Florida man who was stabbed to death by Courtney Clenney, an OnlyFans model originally from Texas named Courtney Tailor, according to News10.
However, she was not criminally charged with the death; Her attorney told the Miami Herald that Clenney was a victim of domestic violence and acted in self-defense. The stabbing is still under investigation. A controversy erupted on Twitter, where people used the hashtag #ChristianObumseli. Some have expressed concern that Clenney will be treated more leniently because she is white; others criticized Obumseli for old tweets on his behalf criticizing black women. Police have officially released very few details about the death, sparking controversy online.
The man who died was Christian Obumseli, confirmed News10, which described Clenney as an OnlyFans model and “Instagram influencer.” This TV station reported that police believe Clenney stabbed Obumseli to death.
Clenney’s attorney, Frank Prieto, told the Miami Herald that she acted in self-defense and was a victim of domestic violence. “As Courtney struggles with the pain of being a survivor of domestic violence and the aftermath of that night’s events, we ask the community and Christian’s family to allow the police and state to conduct their independent investigation into the events,” he said to the newspaper.
“This is a tragedy for all involved, but it was not criminal conduct; Courtney has defended herself and the investigation will show just that.” His family denies this, calling it a “selfish act” on a GoFundMe page.
Prominent attorney Lee Merritt wrote on Twitter, “My company does not represent the family of #ChristianObumseli. His murder and his justification are a well-known pattern in American jurisprudence – one that I hope will not be repeated in this case. Immediately following this tragedy, I counseled his family in their quest for justice.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Obumseli, who tweeted derogatory comments about black women, studied communications in Texas where he attended high school in Plano
Both Obumseli and Clenney have ties to Texas.
Obumseli’s Facebook page said he is the owner of Wisemen & Peachtree LLC, who “majored in communications at Texas Tech University” and attended Plano East Senior High School. He was from Plano, Texas and wrote that he was single and lived in Dallas, Texas
Two weeks before the stabbing, Clenney appeared on the We In Miami podcast, according to Radar Online. “I only date black guys. Especially black people…Let me get this straight, I only date rich black people,” she said.
Tweets have surfaced on Obumseli’s behalf in which he denigrates black women. He had more than 20,000 tweets on his page, and the controversial tweets are old.
Some people expressed their anger via Obumseli’s tweets online.
You can see his Twitter page here. His profile reads, “EO|Plano|Young with a Wise mindset.” He last posted to the site in 2020.
2. Obumseli has been described as “extremely compassionate” with a “contagious smile”.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Obumseli’s family. It is reading,
On April 3, 2022, 27-year-old Christian Toby Obumseli was murdered in Florida, a week before his 28th birthday. It is ruthless to make sense of our new reality. That someone’s selfish act took Christian out of this world. Suffice it to say that we are shocked and hurt – we are absolutely devastated. His assassination leaves many questions unanswered and creates a void that can never be closed or filled. Not even with time.
Christian was extremely compassionate and had a desire to always uplift those around him. He doesn’t deserve to have his life ended by a heinous act of violence. We will never forget his contagious smile that could light up any room, or his caring nature. He will always be remembered by his grandmother, mother, father, brother, extended family and friends.
Please keep the whole family in your prayers at this unimaginably tragic time. In the midst of our deep sorrow, we too face a long road to justice for Christian. We humbly ask our community to come together and support us during this time. We need financial assistance to cover post-mortem transportation of the body, funeral arrangements, legal fees, litigation, counseling and family bills as we seek justice for our beloved brother and son. No amount is too small.
All funeral arrangements will be shared at a later date. As we process, we can only take comfort in the knowledge that Christian is resting in the arms of the Lord.
Thank you and God bless
3. Graphic video shows Clenney appearing bloody after being stabbed
TMZ received a video showing Clenney covered in blood after being stabbed.
Police have released few details about the incident.
According to NBC Miami, 27-year-old Obumseli was “killed in a stabbing” that occurred at a luxury high-rise building in Miami, the TV network reported.
The channel added that a “woman was arrested at the scene” and taken for a mental health evaluation. According to NBC Miami, the stabbing stemmed from a “domestic dispute” at the One Paraiso luxury building at 3131 Northeast 7th Avenue in Edgewater.
The station reported that Obumseli lived in the building with his girlfriend and that both had moved to Florida from Texas.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Obumseli was stabbed once.
“The preliminary investigation determined that both Mr. Obumseli and the woman were involved in a physical altercation,” Miami Police Department told the Miami Herald.
4. There are different accounts of violence in couple relationships
Various reports surfaced as to who the abusive member of the relationship was.
“We saw her hit him. I’ve never seen him hit her,” Ashley Vaughn, a friend of the couple, told News 10.
“From what we’ve personally experienced between the two, we believe Christian would not put her in a position where she would have to stab him to protect herself,” Vaughn told the TV network.
However, a neighbor told the broadcaster he saw Obumseli hit Clenney a week before the stabbing.
“I couldn’t tell if it was with his hands open or closed, but he hit her,” he told News10.
No cases for Clenney were mentioned in Miami-Dade County court records. Heavy has contacted the Miami Police Department’s Office of Public Affairs for more details.
According to News10, the couple’s relationship had a history of trouble.
Over the past three months, police told the TV station, they had been “responded to several nuisance calls at the couple’s home.”
5. Clenney posted glamor shots on Instagram, OnlyFans and other platforms where she describes herself as a “proud Texan”.
Clenney went by the name “Courtney Tailor” on Instagram. She has a website to round out her social media pages, including what she calls “exclusive content.”
This is linked to her OnlyFans account, also under the name Courtney Tailor. Her OnlyFans profile reads, “Proud Texan! Full-time fitness model and foodie who lives with my two dogs, Jesse and Ranger. I just moved to Miami so I need your positive vibes! Huge change for this little girl from Texas 💕”
An April 2, 2022 OnlyFans post said, “Talk dirty to me 💕” On April 1, she wrote, “I’m not always that mean…wait yeah I am lol.”
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