Please don't forget that slander, libel and defamation of character all carry torts and legal action can be justified and carried through to the fullest. Just remember this while your spreading lies to try and destroy my reputation.
Oftentimes, pride gets in the way of reconciliation. Although the humiliation and defamation of character creates pain in you, learn to walk away from those fights that will get you no where. This is how cyber-bullies gain their power, from the constant back and forth arguing. Don't fuel the fire.
The Smear campaign is gossip on steroids. All narcissists who are rejected by others will target the rejecter through defaming that person's character. They have no remorse, spewing lies about the victim of their continued abuse, who finally cut them off.
If your reputation has been badly damaged due to slander or libel, then there are several grounds to file a defamation suit. On the contrary, if someone has filed a defamation suit against you, then you need to use all kinds of weapons to defend yourself. Otherwise, you've to pay a heavy penalty to the plaintiff. Check out this infographic and find out the weapons available to both the plaintiff and defendant.