I am a regional director for a large corporation. We hold an annual corporate-wide event over a weekend. After the most recent event, two employees who report to one of my managers told several other employees that I and another manager are having a sexual affair. We are not, and in fact, this employee is in an seminary and has no physical contact with any women. This was reported to my supervisor and to our HR department who are investigating. We have both been told that it may be that we were not modeling good leadership - which is not true. The employees also made remarks about one of our VPs being too "drunk to walk down the hall" and that she has thyroid cancer - which is true but wasn't common knowledge.
I believe that such rumors will impact my ability to do my job. Thank