There is absolutely nothing to support the calumny, which has often been repeated since.
Against his private character not even calumny has breathed a reproach.
The restless disposition and unbridled tongue of Catherine Kepler, his mother, created for her numerous enemies in the little town of Leonberg; while her unguarded conduct exposed her to a species of calumny at that time readily circulated and believed.
But all the more eagerly did he take advantage of Wallis's loose calumny to strike where he felt himself safe.
He did not indeed escape calumny, and was even denounced on a charge of immoral practices, but fully and honourably acquitted.