I am surprised at the tone of the article too, but people often say nice things just after someone died, regardless of their real thoughts. They may have had a running feud and grudge for years but when asked to publicly comment, say bland nice things. But what you are talking about is the capacity for adults to not believe such accusations even though the truth is that false accusations down to the age of nine are rarely false.
God grant me
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The Courage to change the things I can,
And the Wisdom to know the difference.