FRENCH PRESIDENT Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to sue the company that has released 20,000 voodoo dolls of him, plus an accompanying manual, unless it is withdrawn.

The doll, which has been released by K&B publishers, is covered in some of Nicolas Sarkozy’s famous quotes including his campaign slogan “work more to earn more,” which users are encouraged to put pins into.

Thierry Herzog, Nicolas Sarkozy’s lawyer, confirmed that the president would sue the publishers if the company did not pull the product.

“Nicolas Sarkozy has instructed me to remind you that, whatever his status and fame, he has exclusive and absolute rights over his own image,” Mr Herzog warned in a letter.

Voodoo is a religion rooted in West Africa that is practised in parts of the Caribbean, especially Haiti, and parts of the southern United States, whereby worshippers believe they can put pins into dolls that represent their enemies to curse them.