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Photographer Klinko demands CNN retraction over marriage scam story

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Jul 07, 2010 | 3:45pm EDT

Romero, who had a small role in 2009 horror film Drag Me to Hell, was arrested in April (10) and accused of organising a sham marriage to American Kent Ross in order to become a U.S. citizen.

CNN recently ran a story on the case, portraying Klinko - a former lover of Romero's - as a "jilted boyfriend" who exposed the alleged scheme to federal agents.

But the fashion photographer has been left fuming by the report - because he was wrongly identified as the "snitch".

Klinko is demanding a retraction from CNN producers and is contemplating pursuing the matter in court.

He tells TMZ.com, "CNN published an article a little while ago that contains a lot of false statements, things that never happened, and we've been trying for days now for them (sic) to issue a retraction and unfortunately they are not forthcoming."

Klinko is no stranger to controversy - he and his business partner Indrani were recently embroiled in a dispute with Lindsay Lohan after she accused them of setting her up and giving her an incorrect call time for a photoshoot, which was being filmed for the couple's U.S. reality TV show Double Exposure.

Lohan maintains they created a drama for the show - an allegation Klinko has denied.

Meanwhile, Romero has denied the charge of marriage fraud. If found guilty, she faces five years behind bars.

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