It is important to ignore statements that can not be adequately substantiated.
By entertaining hearsay, you unwillingly form bias opinions causing distress and frustration to all impacted. Instead, choose to practice the art of validating the information yourself or ignoring and stopping the spread of false statements all together.
Be on the look out for people that enjoy gossip or have “strong opinions” about others…
…when a fire is hungry, it will consume all in its path. Extinguish a fire at its source rather than provide fuel for it to grow.