Kelsang Gyatso and NKT have reported that their reputation has been destroyed many times. They speculate that their reputation was a good one subject to destruction. Futile speculation.
Here is another NKT report...
"Some other Tibetan Buddhist groups and teachers loyal to the Dalai Lama have also caused the NKT-IKBU terrible damage through their intolerant and sectarian behavior. For example, in 2008, when Namkhai Norbu was in America he turned to a student of his and asked whether he knew any Kadampas. This fellow had just met a General Program (GP) student at a dinner party, so he replied yes, and so Namkhai Norbu gave him a protection cord to ward off the evil. He instructed his student to warn the GP student against the NKT and Dorje Shugden and to give protection cords to her and any of her friends who also attended Kadampa classes.
The student of Namkhai Norbu continued to call the GP student several times, directing her to websites critical of the NKT. He relayed to her stories told to him personally by Namkhai Norbu in which bad things had happened to practitioners of Dorje Shugden, such as they became sick or their business failed; and he criticized the NKT, saying that our money came from the Chinese.
Another American Kadampa student was visiting her therapist for problems unrelated to her spiritual practice and was delighted to find he was a fellow Buddhist and developed trust in him. However, he was a student of Namkhai Norbu and before long told her that she needed protection from the "evil spirit" Dorje Shugden, who was causing her problems. Namkhai Norbu personally sent her a pendant to protect her and gave the therapist a pendant also since he had come into contact with her. Her faith shaken, she has subsequently left the NKT.
In Barcelona, a Kadampa student was told by several friends of his -- all students of Namkhai Norbu -- that the practice of Dorje Shugden is very evil and responsible for the sickness and misery of people he knew. They told him that his presence contaminated both them and the other people around him. As a result, when members of his family fell ill, he felt guilty. He suffered nightmares for many years, even as recently as 2008. He now attends the Kadampa Center only intermittently and suffers from paranoia."
Namkhai Norbu background
Notably, Kelsang Gyatso did not threaten to sue Namkhai Norbu. Rather, he threatened to sue one of his highest teachers loved my hundreds as well as NKT for his brilliant teachings and developing new NKT centers from the ground up.
Indeed, many have lost respect for Kelsang Gyatso and NKT...for what they do against others in the name of distorted Buddhism.
Kelsang Gyatso and NKT have come to represent a bad reputation by their actions, not ours. Just like any corporation who harms its customers. The customers did not ruin the company's reputation, the company did.