Friend says he heard Trump’s calls to porn star
A close friend of Stormy Daniels is corroborating her claim of an affair with Donald Trump more than a decade ago — saying he listened in on their phone conversations — and defending her efforts to get out of the $130,000 hush agreement she made shortly before the 2016 election.
The account given by Keith Munyan, a 56-year-old porn photographer who is among four people listed in the nondisclosure agreement as knowing about the alleged relationship, is the latest development in what has become a daily public-relations skirmish between the porn star and the president of the United States. The agreement does not bar Munyan from speaking publicly about the matter.
In a telephone interview late Monday with The Washington Post, Munyan mostly attested to details Daniels already revealed in a recently published interview she gave to In Touch magazine in 2011: that she and Trump met at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006; that he offered to get her on “The Apprentice” reality TV show; and that he also offered her a condominium in a proposed Trump Tower in Tampa.
Munyan said Trump would call Daniels while he was working in a photo studio in a house Munyan owned in Los Angeles, a house she rented between 2006 and 2008. He said the first call came in 2006, after Daniels had told him she met Trump in Lake Tahoe.
“She checked her phone and goes, ‘Look who’s calling,’” he said. “She thought it was so fun. She wanted to be on ‘The Apprentice.’ Wouldn’t you?”
Munyan said Daniels placed the phone between her ear and his. He said he listened in like this on Trump’s calls six or seven times over the course of the relationship with Daniels.
“The only thing I ever heard him do is just babble like he always does,” Munyan said.
The three other people listed in the nondisclosure agreement as knowing about the relationship — Daniels’ manager Gina Rodriguez, exhusband Mike Mosney and porn actress Jessica Drake — have not spoken publicly about the affair.
Munyan also said Daniels had told him that she once spanked Trump at his request with a copy of Forbes magazine, an anecdote first reported by Mother Jones in January.
— The Associated Press, Washington Post and wire reports