A while back dd (14) told me that a girl from school, K, told another girl, in confidence, that K had sex with her boyfriend. The girl went on to tell her circle of friends, and they all started calling K a slut. K is our neighbor, and her step-mom isn't a close friend, but she's in my book club, and we chat when we pass on the road.
I promised dd that I wouldn't say anything to K's dad and step-mom, and I didn't.
Tonight I passed K's step-mom on my walk, and she told me that K wants to go to a different high school (they're starting HS in the fall), and since they won't let her, K wants to live with her mom in the next town over.
Now K's mom is filing for custody, and when they ask K, "Why do you want to live with your mom?" K says, "I don't. I want to live there, but I want to go to a different high school." When they ask her why she wants to go to a different school, she says she doesn't know.
I think it might be because these girls are all calling her a slut. I didn't say that, though. I suggested therapy.
Now I'm wondering if, after I talk to dd about it, I should say something to the step-mom. I know I would want someone to say something to me. I don't know what they would do if they thought that K was having sex, though. I think they're fairly conservative, and it might destroy their relationship.
I could just say a girl was spreading rumors about K, and leave it at that, maybe?
Or maybe I should stay out of it. I'm so torn!