It may be a bit self-serving but there is a bit of advice here that is good to follow. When you gossip, when you try to drag someone down, when your mouth runs before your brain, someone will hear and report.
(Numbers 32:23 KJV) But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.This is a case where the right thing to do is also the safest thing to do. Ideally we would have the right motive. It matters, but the principle still applies, even if you reject the living God.
So? Don’t pull a fast one, thinking you will get away with it. Your sins, even if you don’t believe in sin, will find you out.