Allison Williams Breaks Silence on Disgraced Dad, Brian Williams, Calling Him 'A Really Good Man'

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Allison Williams defended her dad, NBC anchor Brian Williams, on Wednesday.

As Seth Meyers questioned her about her work on Girls during an appearance on Late Night, Allison Willimas spoke out publicly for the first time in defense of her father, calling the suspended anchor, “an honest man, a truthful man,” and, “I know you can trust him.”

“This has been a really hard time,” Allison Williams said when Meyers asked how her family is doing. “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 a 100-percent of the time… so to be here for him is the least we can do.”

Allison Williams said, despite her Brian Williams’ admission that he was untruthful about his helicopter being shot at in Iraq in 2003, her own trust in her dad has not faltered.

“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.”

Allison Williams shared a story that demonstrates why the Peter Pan Live! actress believes her dad.

She told Meyers that in 2003, “when he was in Iraq… I was in 9th grade and there was a father-daughter dance… before he left he said he would be back in time.” But, “As the day was coming, it didn’t seem like he was going to make it as he had promised… I was so upset and I got a surprise call from my dad from Iraq, and he was asking if I had a date to the dance.

So that’s the kind of man he is. I can’t wait until he’s back on TV and I know many of you guys feel that way. Thank you for all your support.”

Pam Wright