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Trial Date Set For OnlyFans Model Charged With In Boyfriend's Fatal Stabbing
A trial date has been set for Courtney Clenney, an Instagram and OnlyFans model who has been charged in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, in Miami in April.
A trial date has been set for the formerly popular Instagram and OnlyFans model charged with second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend.
Courtney Clenney's trial is set to begin on Dec. 19, a spokesperson for the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office confirmed to Oxygen.com
During Wednesday’s brief court hearing, Clenney’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. She did not appear in court.
As previously reported by Oxygen.com, Clenney was denied bond after she was extradited from Hawaii to Miami on Friday. The social media star — who has more than two million Instagram followers — is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Facility. Her OnlyFans account was deactivated last week.
At the time of her arrest on Aug. 10, Clenney’s attorney Frank Prieto said his client was in Hawaii seeking treatment for PTSD caused by the stabbing, as well as for substance abuse issues.
Christian "Toby" Obumseli died in April after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute in the couple's high-rise luxury apartment in the Miami-area.
Prieto maintains that Clenney was acting in self-defense and that Obumseli had choked her and pushed her to the ground during an altercation.
Friends said the couple had a tumultuous and abusive relationship, and prosecutors allege Clenney was the “aggressor” in their relationship.
“Security documented so many incidents of arguing, including complaints from tenants two floors above, that the building’s management was moving towards legal action to evict the couple,” according to the arrest warrant, as reviewed by CBS News.
The state attorney released a video at the time of her arrest of Clenney attacking Obumseli in a building elevator about two months before his death. In it, Obsumseli tries to restrain his girlfriend as she repeatedly hits him and pulls his hair.
On the day of his death, Clenney told investigators that she threw a knife at Obumseli from 10 feet away after he pushed her, according to the arrest warrant.
The Medical Examiner’s Office, however, said that Obsumseli’s knife wound was three inches deep, which was an indication of forceful pressure.
Obumseli's family pushed back at claims that he had ever abused her, and his brother said Clenney was not immediately arrested due to her privilege as a wealthy white woman.
Prieto has filed a motion asking that discovery material in the case be sealed, claiming that prosecutors released the elevator surveillance footage to bias the jury pool against his client. Prosecutors said Prieto was the one trying to influence the potential jury pool with his many interviews, Rolling Stone reported.
Prieto has also expressed concerned about state’s potential use at trial of explicit material posted on Clenney’s OnlyFans account.
“It is anticipated that most, if not all, of the adult content and sexually explicit materials are irrelevant to the State’s case in chief,” Prieto wrote in a court filing according to the Miami Herald. “Courtney Clenney should be judged by the admissible evidence (subject to judicial scrutiny) and not on her lifestyle choices.”