Should evidence of accusations be required when attacking the character of a community member?

Today @esteban made a very serious accusation, one I know to be false without a shadow of a doubt, and he refuses to provide evidence.

factually false

I, on the other hand, am always happy to share any of my DMs, and most of the community is well aware of that.

The idea that there are credible accusations that I have blackmailed someone to vote on my grant request is absurd, and we all know that if it was true, the gossip mill that is the DCL community would be sharing that evidence, and not one of you would have any doubt in your mind, it was true.

I’m willing to believe that Esteban was presented with some out-of-context screenshots, and his hate for me made it easy for him to be blinded to any other possibility.