We all secretly want the worst to be true of matters concerning other people. That’s why bad news sells. We like hearing of the misfortune of others. It makes us happy about our own lives.
Rather behave the other way round. Give others the benefit of the doubt. If you hear something negative, don’t accept it until you’ve personally verified it.
If it’s none of your business, ignore it.
Focus on doing the right thing in your own business.