Allison Williams has postponed her wedding to College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Neen. Partly because of work, but also because the scandal that led to her father, Brian Williams, being suspended by NBC News. Brian Williams recently confessed that he exaggerated his reporting on the crisis in Iraq back in 2003. During a Q&A with Seth Meyers at 92Y in New York on February 18, Allison opened up about her father and the scandal.
“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,” Allison said. “It’s been tough, though. Obviously, toughest on my dad, who bears the full burden of responsibility for it.”
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Allison told Meyers that she supports her father and that he will eventually regain the public’s trust. “One thing the experience has not done is shake my trust and belief in him as a man. 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.”
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Allison Williams added that her dad’s suspension put a hamper on her wedding plans. “You sort of think, ‘What could possibly come along that would make me not think about this?’ And then I get Peter Pan and I think, ‘Okay, I will think only about Neverland and then we’ll go back to planning our wedding.’ Then current events started happening,” she said. “So that derailed it a little bit, but it has been this really beautiful through line in our lives. It’s just something we haven’t focused on, but, spoiler alert, we are excited!”