WATCH: Allison Williams Talks Father Brian Williams’ Six-Month Suspension From Nightly News, Puts Wedding Plans On Hold

Allison Williams opened up for the first time about her father Brian Williams’ six-month suspension from NBC Nightly News for making false claims while reporting on the Iraq war in 2003.

The Girls actress told Seth Meyers during a Q&A, “This has been a really hard time. We’ve also been feeling very lucky, counting our blessings, we have our health, we have each other. It’s been incredible to experience the outreach from people we love: family, friends and people we don’t even know, strangers just reaching out saying, ‘We want to see him back on TV.’”

She added, “It’s been tough, obviously toughest on my dad who’s been bearing the full burden of the responsibility for it. 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, a truthful man. He has so much integrity and cares so much about journalism.”

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The Peter Pan star also explained that she is putting her wedding plans to fiancé Ricky Van Veen on hold.

“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,'” she said. “And then current events started happening and so that derailed it a little bit.”

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