Ram had written about one side of the Nityananda event. I want to focus on another aspect of it - coping with your faith shaken up. To start with spirituality is not about "them" but is about "you".
The followers of Nityananda must be really troubled by the recent events. It doesn't matter whether the event was real or doctored. The very information is enough to trouble them. When Dayanda Saraswathi's belief was shaken up, it triggered the creation of Arya Samaj. Another extreme event was a family suicide in Trichy when they realized a sick member of their family can't be cured by their belief. There are more common cases like some of my agnostic friends who have faith in the legal system. They do get shaken up when they learn that the system is not all that clean. They contemplate relocating to another place where the system isn't so badly corrupted.
At times of crisis, it is hard to keep the faith because of the flow of information from all directions, created by all kinds of people about the icon one believes in. The icon need not be a person, it could be a deity, a system or even a symbol. The world has seen enough and more desecration of symbols and the violence that follows. What is the best way to cope with the agitating mind?
The common reactions are to deny the event if you are weak, punish the offenders if you are strong or shift the faith if you are practical. If you aren't lucky, the new faith may face the same situation soon. But you got to have faith - that's how you identify yourself - as a follower of a religion, political party, legal or belief system. As long as the identity exists, faith will exist. So, not having faith (religious, spiritual or otherwise) is out of question.
To get over the crisis, just look at how you feel, you might feel restless, agitated. Be with that experience. Resist any thought that demands an action like argument, violence, writing letters to the editor, blogging etc. To experience the feeling would be very uncomfortable, but if really experienced, disappears in minutes. The next moment, the troubling piece of information doesn't affect you. That way you get to keep your faith and also not get affected by its troubles.