NBC journalist Brian Williams’ six-month suspension — for lying about being in a helicopter that was hit by a grenade in Iraq in 2003 — has not just been affecting his life, but it’s also affecting his family, as his daughter Allison Williams reveals.
The Girls star opened up about her father during a Q-and-A with Seth Meyers at 92Y in New York City, New York, on Wednesday, where she insisted her father is “a really good man.” Although, there are a lot of people who would tend to disagree.
“This has been a really hard time. We have also been very lucky, counting our blessings. We have our health, we have each other. It’s been incredible to experience the outreach from people you love, family, friends, and then people we don’t even know, strangers, just reaching out saying we want him back on TV,” she told Meyers.
“It’s been tough, though. Obviously, toughest on my dad, who bears the full burden of responsibility for it, but one thing the experience has not done is shake my trust and belief in him as a man,” she explained. “He’s a really good man. He’s an honest man. He’s a truthful man. He has so much integrity. He cares so much about journalism. And yes, he’s a really good dad. I know you can trust him because, as any good daughter does, I’ve tested him on that.”
The actress then went on to reveal a heartwarming father-daughter story she hopes proves just what an amazing, caring man her father is.
“In 2003, when he was in Iraq for the war, I was in ninth grade. And there was a father-daughter dance at the end of that year, and before he left he was assuming he’d be back in time for the dance. And then as that date was coming, it didn’t seem like he was going to make it like he had promised,” she recalled. “And then right a couple days before the dance I was so upset, and I got a surprise call from Iraq from my dad, and he asked me if I had a date to the dance. So, that’s the kind of man he is, and I can’t wait for him to be back on TV, and I know many of you guys feel that way.”
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