To not get sued, all you need to do is say something like “So-and-so left around the time the allegations were made; she might know more about what happened.”
Are you sure?
I guess I should emphasize that I am not a lawyer.
Another thing that is commonly done, but you need to be a bit more careful of, is to write an article “Is XXXX the woman?” which doesn’t draw any conclusions, but lists your evidence. If you write this style of article, it’s good form to contact her and ask.
correct, wording is key, after all the facts are triple confirmed.