Chofetz Chaim Daily 15 Nissan 10:3 Continued from previous. Only mutar if speaker himself isn’t guilty of the same crime. 10:4 Considered l’toeles if purpose is to defame sinners. Asur to tell people that don’t think the injustice was wrong, because it will bring to rechilus. In scenarios that LH is mutar, it is a mitzvah to say. If asur, asur period.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 16 Nissan 10:5 Mutar to defame someone who spoke LH BUT only if the subject is aware of it. Otherwise it will lead to rechilus. 10:6 Even if the subject isn’t aware, mutar if it will create a preemptive benefit. Now people won’t believe the LH rumor that the speaker is trying to spread.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 17 Nissan 10:7 You don’t have to rebuke the perpetrator (third condition ibid) if you’re sure he won’t accept it. But then you must spread to at least 3 people at a time, so they won’t think you’re going behind his back. 10:8 If the perpetrator is dangerous, then you may say it to less than 3 people.
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