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.
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.