The member of the Williams family still allowed on television has broken her silence.
“Girls” star Allison Williams defended dad Brian Williams, who is currently suspended from his "NBC Nightly News" anchor job for making false claims about his time as an Iraq War correspondent.
Allison called her father a “really good man” and “an honest man” in widely reported remarks during a Q&A with Seth Meyers at 92nd street Y in Manhattan on Wednesday night.
“He’s a truthful man,” she said. “He has so much integrity. He cares so much about journalism. And yes, he’s a really good dad, but I know you can trust him because, as any good daughter does, I have tested him on that.”
The remarks were the first from a member of the Williams family since Brian apologized on air Feb. 4 for exaggerating a story. The scandal continued to balloon after the mea culpa, however, with more of Williams’ claims coming under fire. NBC acted by suspending the anchor for six months and launching its own investigation into the matter.
“Yeah, this has been a really hard time,” Allison said. “We have also been very, very lucky, counting our blessings. We have our health, we have each other.
“My dad has always been there for us 100 percent of the time, even sometimes before we knew we needed him. And so this, to be here for him, is the least we can do.”
Though Brian Williams’ future at NBC appears murky at best, Allison seems to be betting on her father’s resilience.
“And I can’t wait until he’s back on TV,” she said. “And I know that many of you guys feel that way.”