It got really ugly there for a little while. My preacher at the time, came to my house and said that a member of the church had told them that I was using drugs. I was really mad at first but then I investigated who started the rumor. I had two reliable friends from the church that knew who started it. So I went straight to her. At first she denied it, but then I told her that they would back me up in court if I had to push it that far. Finally she broke down and confessed that she had done it because she was jealous of me. For some strange reason, her husband made the comment that I look really good and shouldn't have any trouble finding me a husband. (I had been single for years and years)
So she took his comment to mean that he wanted to hook up with me. So instead of her being mad at him, she took it out on me. I still see her around town, but she avoids me.
She went to the preacher on her own and told him why she had made that up. He called me and apologized but I quite that church and started going to another one.
gosh! I mean, I can see why she would be upset that her husband was "looking" at another woman, but that is way too extreme. Hopefully people that knew you or knew of you didn't blink an eye at her rumor.