French woman glad for upcoming face-off with DSK

AP News
Posted: Sep 24, 2011 12:29 PM
French woman glad for upcoming face-off with DSK

A French writer who accuses former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in 2003 says she fears an upcoming legal face-off with him. But she considers it a victory that the judiciary will let each side give its version of events.

The face-off _ known as a "confrontation" in France _ is often used to help officials decide if a case is worth pursuing.

The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating Tristane Banon's attempted rape claims even after a similar case involving Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid unraveled in New York.

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At a rally Saturday, Banon admitted, "I'm afraid ... It won't be easy to face him."

No date for the confrontation has been set. Strauss-Kahn has denied Banon's claims.