First lets start off by saying that you're reputation is not ruined. And to those people that are saying these lies about you, don't respond to them unless what their saying things threatens your safety. That's when you should think about getting the authorities involved. I used to be very judgmental when someone would tell me a certain thing about someone and I would actually believe it too. I would go about avoiding that person all together, without actually knowing them. But that was until I found myself at the wrong end of the stick. With viscous lies and rumors being spread all over about me. Couldn't find a person to trust me nor listen to me. Things got so bad and I was so "caught up" that I actually fell into a state, where as I started feeling weak, lonely, confused, depressed, and most definitely insecure. But what was surprising was that I started believing into these rumors, since I never said anything they continued, and with no moral support I lost confidence in myself, lost confidence in my judgment, and lost confidence in my image. And do you wanna know why? .. I'm pretty sure you do. You see this was happening because I was still around all these people who were saying all these malice things about me. Not only physically but emotionally. I wanted them to like me. Wanted them to stop lying and to just leave me alone. And they knew that so they were getting the best of me. I was letting it happen because I didn't respond to them and because I wasn't taking any action. Heard a wise quote once that said "The one who attacks the weak and boasts himself up proves himself as weak". I'm not encouraging you to go out and attack your naysayer and be just like them, No. What I'm saying is that you should remove yourself from around them. Encourage yourself dally that these things won't hold you down. And that you should stay positive. Remember that the greatest revenge is being happy, content, with yourself, and not to mention success is a +. ;) keep your head up your beautiful and do not let em bring you down!