I let go of those toxic people quickly a long time ago and oftentimes the trash took itself out. I've had people try telling me that they're trying to help me when in reality it was to help themselve (Try Everything Truths)
The Shiva Playlist. In Praise of Good, Strong Men.
Rise above the gossip and back-stabbing, refuse to take part and understand you need to get away from the people who gossip and backstab. Joining in doubles the negativity. They inevitably turn on you, esp. Be good not evil.