When I was 22 my ex-ex-girlfriend became pregnant and people were talking I was the father, which was biologically impossible as we parted 2 years before and never talked a single word to each other.
And there were people who hated me but never told me a single reason but it was very burdensome for me because I knew there were a lot of people talking behind my back.
But I didn't know who and even more why. It was very hard that I felt that I can trust nobody, every time I was meeting some aquaintances I was thinking if he / she is the one who started the gossip.
Retrospectively I am very happy that I moved away from this incestuos, stupid, parocial and hypocritical area and moved to a city.