How do you respond when somebody you have never met in person and only exchanged a sentence or two with online suddenly tells you they are "honest?"
Agreed, anyone you don't know that has to "prefix" a statement to manipulate you into their frame of reference.... worst yet are those that use gaslighting tactics to put you on the defensive or invoke a emotional response to a clearly deceptive premise.
One should stand by what they say and more importantly what they due.
You are what you do. A man is defined by his actions, not his memory.