With NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on a six-month suspension after being caught in a whopper of a lie regarding his experiences in Iraq, daughter Allison Williams is coming to her dad’s defense.
According to The New York Post“s Page Six column, the Girls star spoke about her father during a Q&A event last night with Seth Meyers, describing her dad as “an honest man, a truthful man… I know you can trust him.”;
She admitted the whole thing has been difficult for the entire family. “This has been a really hard time,” she said. “Obviously [it’s] toughest on my dad, who is sort of bearing the full burden of the responsibility for it, but my mom has been so strong and my brother has been amazing. My dad has always been there for us 100 per cent of the time … so to be here for him is the least we can do.”
Despite his grudging admission that he fabricated the story about being in a helicopter that drew enemy fire while reporting in Iraq, Allison’s faith in her father remains unshaken. “One thing this experience has not done is shake my trust and belief in him as a man,”; she said. “He’s a really good man, an honest man, a truthful man — he has so much integrity and so much respect for 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.”