Daughter Allison Williams Speaks out on Brian Williams Defends Father - Seth Meyers - 92nd Street Y
Published on Feb 18, 2015
Allison Williams, a woman who has not (to the best of my knowledge) ever undergone a DNA paternity test, says you can trust her father. Williams was speaking at the 92nd Street Y with Seth Meyers when he asked—gently—about how Brian Williams is doing these days. "My dad has always been there for us, 100 percent of the time," Williams said in response. "One thing this 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."Okay that's cool, but you got any anecdotes?
In 2003, when he was in Iraq for the war, I was in ninth grade and there was a father-daughter dance at the end of the year, and before he left he was assuming he'd be back in time for the dance. And then as the date was coming, it didn't seem like he was going to make it, but he had promised. And so then, a couple of days before I was so upset, and I got a surprise call from Iraq from my dad and he was asking if I had a date to the dance.
So that's the kind of guy my dad is. Williams leaves untold the conclusion of the story—was he calling long-distance just to cruelly drive home the fact that no one wanted to take her to the dance? Did he skip it and blame it on a helicopter crashing? Did he come home and take her to the dance after all?