Whenever I find out someone has gossiped or spread some kind of hurtful untruth, I console myself and others with this statement:

“The truth always comes out.”
I believe it wholeheartedly. People can do their best to sabotage your reputation. They can try to deceive others, and they can often succeed…for a little while. But in the long run, I’m a firm believer that the truth always prevails. Whether through time, testimony, refuting evidence, or some other means, the truth always triumphs eventually.