When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.
Gossip is idle talk and the spreading of rumors that are usually not based in fact. People who gossip are small and mean spirited people who delight in hearing bad news and speculation about others. Gossip is hurtful and destructive, and it takes private matters and personal situations and turns these into a source of amusement for others. Gossip should be avoided at all times, because it contains distorted facts and false information.