This is an example regarding a woman I know very well in my town, a former friend. Let's call her "Kerry". She was in a relationship with a local male member of the artistic community, say "Gibson". She told many friends, mutual friends from the same social group, and practically anyone that would listen that Gibson had been physically abusive to her during their relationship. It all came to a head when another female member of the artistic community, say "Jade", physically attacked Gibson at a party on behalf of Kerry, or as a result of Kerry's victim narratives that she spread all over town. Jade also has a chequered history with the truth, manipulation, and unchecked aggression towards men including fabricating police reports and false claims of physical aggression. In short, Jade hates men, and didn't need much of an excuse to attack one, Gibson in this instance. Gibson handled it rather well. He rang Kerry the next day as he was still on speaking terms with her. He asked her about the rumours of physical abusive in their relationship. He explained he had been attacked by Jade on Kerry's behalf, as a result of the rumours Kerry had been circulating. Kerry then denied that the physical abuse ever took place. She denied ever spreading the rumours. She did this as a liar caught out, there was no motive other than self preservation at that point. Gibson went on social media after talking to Kerry and put up a short, to the point announcement for all the locals to see. He explained he had been accused of being physically abusive in his relationship with Kerry. He said that he had been physically attacked in public at a party by Jade as a result of these accusations. He said he had called Kerry and she had denied that he had ever been physically abusive to her, and denied that she had ever spread the rumours of abuse about him. This was GENIUS on Gibsons' part. First of all, Jade, the woman that physically attacked him, looked like a random crazy bitch... because Kerry had denied the abuse and denied spreading the rumours, which suggests that the attack on Gibson had no clear motive. Second, Kerry ended up losing friends and credibility over it, because she most definitely did spread those rumours and then lied about it to avoid direct confrontation with Gibson. So she revealed herself publicly and completely - a disloyal liar and manipulator. Jades' friends were not too impressed with her, and she ended up a little isolated herself as a result. Kerry told me personally about this supposed abuse much earlier, and later, after she had been caught out in her lies, maintained that Jade was crazy and had made up the whole thing. Reminds me of what Judge Judy always says: "If you want to be a liar, you better have a good memory".