Frankly, I like how you handled the text issue. The little twister of "he said, she said" was gaining speed and you jumped right in the eye of the storm. Anytime you bring 2 people together face to face, with no advance warning for either of them, with no guarentee of the outcome and lay it out to them point blank. Somebody is lying and you may be very well throwing your friend right into the fire, but is it any less worse to let her be deceived and gossiped about. I don't believe in the "truth at all costs" that mean girls use as an excuse to be mean, but this was confronting something head on that was going to escalate regardless. I really aplaud you diving in.