Staying with detractors is like sleeping in a room located just behind the public toilet. You will never feel comfortable until you relocate.
Free your life from the fangs of gossips by not associating yourself with them. Anyone who helps you to gossip about someone can also help someone to gossip about you... That makes no difference because you paid duly and received what you have duly paid for!
However you don't live in life whose expectation is nailed to the attitude; "I want everybody to like me". Some people may and will surely dislike you, but you have the choice to make them dislike you for the wrong reasons.
Fill your life with thoughts of security.
Don't say anything at all if you can't say anything nice. Save your skin from the corrosive acids of toxic people. Relocate, change your associate, but never change your convictions to suit the demands of your detractors!
Live is a choice…
Live life sooooo well !!!