The Girls actress addressed her father's six-month suspension at a 92nd Street Y event on Wednesday evening

By Tara Fowler
Updated February 19, 2015 08:25 AM
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Allison Williams is standing by her dad.

The Girls actress addressed her father Brian Williams’s six-month suspension from NBC Nightly News at a 92nd Street Y event in New York City on Wednesday evening.

“This has been a really hard time,” she told moderator Seth Meyers. “But we’ve also been feeling really 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 added.

The veteran newsman was suspended after the network announced plans to investigate false claims he made about his time covering the War in Iraq.

The journalist has said he was in a helicopter that was shot down in 2003, but a number of pilots have since disputed that claim.

The 26-year-old actress went on to say that her father has always been extremely supportive of her career and that she plans to be there for him in his time of need.

“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,” Allison said.

“He’s a really good man,” she added. “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, but I know you can trust him because, as any good daughter does, I have tested him on that.”