Since then, Courtney has maintained that she acted in self-defense, together with her lawyer Frank Prieto reiterating the declare in a statement to E! News after her arrest.
“Obumseli attacked her and choked her that night; Courtney had no alternative however to fulfill power with power,” the lawyer mentioned on the time. “There is no such thing as a doubt the 2 of them had a tumultuous relationship; furthermore, there may be proof that Courtney was a sufferer of bodily, emotional, and psychological abuse by the hands of Obumseli.”
He added, “Courtney was clearly defending herself. We’ll vigorously defend Courtney and clear her of this unfounded and baseless cost.”
Christian’s household and authorized workforce, nonetheless, have argued in any other case.
In an April 2022 interview with Rolling Stone, the Obumseli household’s lawyer Larry Handfield alleged the assault was “unprovoked,” whereas Christian’s brother Jeffrey Obumseli mentioned in an Aug. 2022 assertion on InstAgram that his brother was “unarmed when Clenney brutally stabbed him within the chest from behind.”
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