A private discussion occurred with one person communicating a rumor to another and then the person asked the actual person being talked about if it was true and revealed his source. Now the person who the rumor was about wants to sue the person who started the rumor for slander and stated he has facts to support his accusations.
Your post is extremely hard to follow, so I can only speak in the general and you can see if what you did meets the definition: Slander is spoken Defamation (libel is written defamation). Defamation is a false (truth is an absolute defense) statement of fact (opinions name calling, insults and slurs are protected speech), disseminated/published to a third party (so the person accused of slander must have made the comment to someone other than the person being defamed). The aggrieved must show the court that he/she suffered damages as a result of the loss of reputation.
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