Allison Williams Defends Her Father Brian Williams, Delays Wedding

The 'Girls' actress calls her father a man with 'so much integrity' while admitting that his scandal that led to six-month suspension plays a part in her decision to postpone her wedding to fiance Ricky Van Veen.

AceShowbiz - Allison Williams broke her silence amidst mounting criticisms directed at her father Brian Williams after he was caught lying about coming under direct enemy fire in Iraq. "It's been tough," she said during an interview with Seth Meyers at 92Y in New York City. "Obviously, toughest on my dad, who bears the full burden of responsibility for it."

Despite her father's admission that he fabricated the war story, the actress said, "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," she said as quoted by E!, before recalling memories from years ago when she was hoping for her father's return from Iraq for a father-daughter dance.

"As that date was coming, it didn't seem like he was going to make it like he had promised," she said. "And then a couple days before the dance I was so upset and I got a surprise call from Iraq from my dad and he asked me if I had a date to the dance. So, that's the kind of man he is, and I can't wait for him to be back on TV, and I know many of you guys feel that way."

Brian Williams has been suspended for six months from NBC's "Nightly News" due to the issue. His debacle coupled with her own hectic work schedule caused Allison to postpone her wedding to fiance Ricky Van Veen. "It's been a very full year," she said. "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, 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!"

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