Voodoo Doll’ of Sarkozy to Carry a Tag Proclaiming Dishonor

December 1, 2008

France (Chattahbox) – A recent appeal from French President Nicoloas Sarkozy, asking for the banning of sales for voodoo dolls being manufactured in his likeness, was denied Saturday. Sarkozy has been battling against the company producing the dolls for months, and after several attempts to have them removed and production halted, the case has finally been put to rest.

It all started back in October, when the French President brought charges against K&B, a popular publishing company, who had created the dolls (as well as a doll of his election rival, Segolene Royal) for as a humorous novelty items. The kit comes with a booklet, and a collection of pins, and allows the owner to stick pins into the body of the doll, which is littered by famous quotes and slogans of Sarkozy that have been widely criticized in the past. The case was quickly turned away, causing him to take it to the higher court of appeals, where he again failed to make his argument.

However, Mr. Sarkozy can sleep easy knowing that the litigation was not completely pointless. The company will be required to release all new dolls with labels stating that the French President finds the dolls distasteful and offensive, and all charges for the case itself will be paid by K&B, as well as one Euro in compensation.

It may not be the result he had hoped for, but it’s certainly more then anyone expected. As for K&B they can be happy for the free publicity, as well as the added novelty the tags will provide. Which seems to show that even with the small victory President Sarkozy achieved in his litigation, it may have been K&B who won after all.


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