Which sentence is more correct?
- He helped an old woman. Then, everyone had known that he was a good man.
- He helped an old woman. Now, everyone has known that he is a good man.
I know that past perfect is used to describe an event that happened before the one used with past simple. Thus, I'm not sure if I can use it as in the example (1) in which the sentence with past perfect happened after the one with past simple.
Thank you very much in advance for every answer.