They slander him as a traitor, and the only result will be that afterwards, ashamed of their false accusations, they will make him out a hero or a genius instead of a traitor, and that will be still more unjust.
But drawing from his aged wisdom what they could understand, he told them of the golden bridge, and they laughed at and slandered him, flinging themselves on, rending and exulting over the dying beast.
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In the United States, it is extremely difficult for someone famous to win a slander lawsuit—almost no matter what is said.
Check your sources or you could be sued for slander.