Sarkozy sues makers of bestselling voodoo doll - CNN.com (external - login to view)
PARIS, France (AP) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy isn't enchanted with a hot-selling voodoo doll of him and wants a Paris judge to order its cheeky vendor to pull it off store shelves.
"Nicolas Sarkozy: The Voodoo Manual" kit includes a handbook and 12 pins and now tops the best-selling books list on Amazon.fr after first going on sale two weeks ago.
Sarkozy's lawyer is arguing that the president -- like any French person -- owns the right to his own image under the law.
Publishing house K&B Editions is insisting that the right to humor stems from freedom of expression.
The blue-colored doll shows Sarkozy (external - login to view)'s face on a body covered with some of his most famous -- and infamous -- quips over the years.
A Paris court heard the case Friday and will deliver its verdict Wednesday.
The court case comes at the end of the week when a French Cabinet spokesman said that "swindlers" had broken into Sarkozy's personal bank account last September and taken small amounts of money.