Hilchos Lashon Hara, Opening – negative commands (15)

If an orphan or widow is involved, even if they are wealthy, and one speaks of their shortcomings in front of them, one transgresses the negative command, “Every widow and orphan do not afflict,” where the Torah commands to not insult them or hurt them in any way. His punish is explicit in the Torah (Shemos 22:23), “My anger will stir and I will kill you, etc.”