A newly released body camera video shows OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney making a plea for help just days before authorities said she fatally stabbed her boyfriend.
Her attorneys say the footage proves she was the victim in their relationship.
The footage shows a City of Miami Police officer asking Clenney her first name on April 1, two days before she stabbed her boyfriend, Christian “Toby” Obumseli.
“All of a sudden, this is all happening!” Clenney is heard saying in the footage as she fought back the tears. She appears frantic as she talks to officers.
“I was told I was gonna get a chance to speak,” she said. “He wouldn’t leave me alone.”
Clenney was captured crying and shaking after officers responded to a call made by security at the Miami condo where she lived.
“We get down here to the lobby area, and her boyfriend comes charging towards her,” said a security guard in the video, WSVN reported.
Officers were told Obumseli had charged the influencer in the lobby and tried following her into the elevator.
“[Clenney told her boyfriend], ‘No, I don’t want you to come in here,’” said Sabrina Puglisi, Clenney’s attorney.
Clenney’s attorneys claim she was a domestic violence victim, and the bodycam video supports their claim.
“Mr. Obumseli was the abuser,” said attorney Frank Prieto.
“[He was], you know, stalking me. I want a restraining order against Christian Obumseli,” Clenneys also said in the body cam footage.
Clenney’s legal team said that she was ultimately forced into killing Obumseli in self-defense.
“Clenney admitted to having caused Christian’s injury,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle previously said during a summer press conference.
Authorities previously released footage showing the model hitting Obumseli in an elevator on Feb. 21.
Pictures obtained by the news outlet show the emergency response arriving at the couple’s high-rise unit at One Paraiso moments later, police said, Clenney stabbed Obumseli.
Body cam video shows @MiamiPD responding to calls from building security 2 days before Courtney Clenney killed her boyfriend. Her lawyers and security guards say her now deceased boyfriend charged her and tried following her into the elevator. @wsvn #Exclusive story: pic.twitter.com/s2yLqxRQKo
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According to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, Clenney plunged a knife into his chest.
“The knife entered Christian’s chest at a downward angle,” said Fernandez Rundle.
When asked to comment on the state attorney’s comments, Puglisi said, “We’re not gonna answer questions about the specifics. We look forward to a trial in this case.”
When asked whether Clenney was physically abused before the stabbing, Prieto replied, “I have photographs of her injuries.”
“She was in a struggle for her life. She defended herself, and unfortunately, he’s deceased, but she defended herself with every ounce of energy she had left.”
In the bodycam video, Clenney is heard telling officers that her boyfriend had gotten physical with her in the past, and she had become more concerned with what she said was stalking.
Clenney is scheduled to appear in court next month.