Hours after it was reported by The New York Observer that HBO star Allison Williams would not be addressing the situation surrounding her father and suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams at a Michael Kors event on Wednesday night, Williams reversed course hours later and responded to questions during a Q&A at New York’s 92Y.
According to the New York Post, Williams told event moderator and Late Night host Seth Myers that her father is “an honest man, a truthful man,” and “I know you can trust him.”
As per an article posted to website of the paper's Page Six section:
“This has been a really hard time,” she began 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.”
She said despite Williams’ admission he was untruthful about being fired at in Iraq in 2003, “One thing this experience has not done is shake my trust and belief in him as a man. 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.”
After recalling a memory from 2003 when she was in high school and he called from Iraq prior to “a father-daughter dance” at her school to ask if she still needed a date, Williams concluded her comments by telling the audience: “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.”
The story also quoted an audience member as saying that she spoke “with a subdued tone” and was “looking down at the stage.”
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Earlier in the evening at the Michael Kors fashion show, The Post reported that she said nothing regarding her father while at that engagement.