Allison Williams Defends Dad Brian Williams: 'He's An Honest Man'

Allison Williams is speaking out and defending her dad Brian Williams, following his six-month suspension from the NBC "Nightly News."

"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 said during a Q&A with Seth Meyers at New York's 92Y on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, the NBC News anchor became embroiled in scandal after his account of traveling in a helicopter that was hit by a grenade in Iraq in 2003, was called into question. He later apologized, and announced he was temporarily stepping away from "Nightly News" desk.

READ: Brian Williams Suspended From NBC 'Nightly News' For 6 Months

"It's been tough, though. Obviously, toughest on my dad, who's been sort of bearing the full burden of responsibility for it… 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 so many times," the "Girls" star continued.

Adding, "I can't wait for him to be back on TV and I know many of you guys feel that way."

-- Jesse Spero

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