How do you overcome slander?
Imagine this scenario.
You live on a small 7 by 9 miles island, population of under 90,000.
Everything well connected and easily accessible.
You were married for a short period, but you split up with your ex-wife shortly after being violently assaulted by your ex-wife only days after your only siblings funeral.
Your brother died of an overdose, following a highly stressful period of which he fails to cope with vicious slander that was spread about him.
Your marriage was strained at the best of times due to your ex-wife's religious beliefs (Jehovah Witness) and her infidelity, which was encouraged by her sister who is a malicious, compassion-less sociopath con artist who's only talent in life is her skill at using sympathy ploys and lying.
She is also into pseudo "black Magic" and views herself as a witch....
Using slander as her primary method she contacts people who you are involved with in order to ruin your relationship with them.
She contacts the various people and makes up that you are a covertly mistreating your wife using domestic violence and psychological bullying labeling you as a wife beater / rapist / peodefile / heroin addict / Drug Dealer / Racist / Neo Nazi / Communist / Capitalist / bigot / Christian Hater / Buddhist Hater (What ever will make the targeted person hate you).
In real life you are none of the above.
All is done covertly and "in confidence". You start getting picked on by everyone that you have contact with apart from perhaps your family and your closest fiends.
Eventually you break up with your wife.
Even once you have broken up, the malicious parties continue to follow you and continue to ruin your relationships. Worse still, your ex-wife who is bitter and twisted starts to join in with the malicious slander, which has even greater potential to damage your reputation as she works for the children's service.
Your ex-wife's sister also gets married and her new husband and all their acquaintances all help to further their cause of ruining your life.
They even go to the extent of using sniperspy spyware to stalk you online and follow you to even internet forums and continue to spread their vicious slander to ruin any chances you have of making new friends.
Haven all ready ruined you marriage, most of your relationships with your old friends, they continue to ruin your present with their slander.
The police aren't interested in any complaints you make, perhaps because they can't be bothered.
What do you do?
I know Milarepa went through much the same on his path to enlightenment.
Still, the whole process is less than enjoyable.
What would you do?