NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
Woman staying at Miami’s Grand Beach Hotel spotted instagram Model Courtney Clenney with her father at the hotel lobby bar on Friday after the April 3 stabbing death of her boyfriend, Christian Tobechukwu Obumseli.
Obumseli, 27, suffered “an apparent knife wound” in a domestic violence incident before first responders rushed him 2 ½ miles to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami police said in a statement. . He was pronounced dead in hospital.
In a video of the encounter at the Grand Beach Hotel posted on social media, Clenney and his father can be seen getting up and leaving the hotel lobby as another guest demands that they leave.
“You should go. Yeah you should go,” the guest, who goes by the Instagram handle nnenna_xoxo, told Clenney and her dad in the video.
No charges have been filed in the case. Clenney’s attorney, Frank Preito, said she was defending herself.
A DEAD FLORIDA MAN, A LOVE OF MODEL FOUND IMMEDIATELY IN BLOOD
Preito told Fox News Digital on Saturday that Clenney and her father were staying at the hotel on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach because they are cooperating with the Miami Police Department’s investigation into the incident, and she did not want not stay at his Miami apartment where the fatal stabbing occurred last weekend.
“It is unfortunate that a member of the public, knowing absolutely nothing about the circumstances and events surrounding Mr. Obumseli’s death, is taking the opportunity to harass the Clenney family at a time when they are trying to support Courtney,” says Prieto. “Courtney was sitting at a table in the lobby of the hotel where there is also a bar. Courtney’s dad was there, trying to order a drink to take out so they could be private on the beach.”
The attorney claimed that “Courtney is experiencing physical, emotional and mental abuse at the hands of Mr. Obumseli” based on his firm’s investigation into the incident.
“We are also investigating whether Courtney was a victim of human trafficking,” he added.
BIKINI MODEL FLORIDA MOM DEFENDS FAMILY IN GUNFIGHT DURING ARMED HOME INVASION
“Mr. Obumseli was committing a crime by force that tragic evening last Sunday. He had already gained unauthorized access to Courtney’s apartment several times in the days leading up to that night,” Prieto said. . “Courtney acted in self-defense; the investigation by both the City of Miami Police Department and the Miami-Dade State’s Attorney’s Office will conclude this. That said, we ask for your understanding. from the public about watching the private lives of the Clenney family at this time.”
Lee Merritt, a prominent civil rights attorney representing Obumseli’s family, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Video showing the aftermath of the altercation obtained by TMZ appears to show a distraught woman, covered in blood and handcuffed, sitting on a balcony, talking with police. The front of his white sweatpants are stained red, as are his arms, chest, stomach, and forehead.
Authorities said they interviewed a woman involved in “a physical altercation” with Obumseli and that homicide detectives were investigating. A law enforcement source told Fox News Digital that Clenney was taken to the hospital for an evaluation of his mental health.
Based in Miami WPLG-10 reported on Friday that friends of the couple described “a very rocky relationship”, although sources told conflicting stories about who the abuser may have been.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP
The couple reportedly broke up last month, according to the Miami Heraldand Obumseli allegedly started sleeping in the common areas of the building.
Then, on April 1, Miami police were dispatched to their apartment for a separate household call, the newspaper reported, citing local law enforcement sources. Officers found bruises on Clenney’s arms and legs, but no one was arrested.
Clenney uses the name Courtney Tailor on Instagram and OnlyFans, where she has over 2 million followers.