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Friend of Stormy Daniels says she signed Trump nondisclosure agreement to 'protect her family'

A fashion photographer named in Stormy Daniels' nondisclosure agreement with President Trump's personal lawyer told The Daily Beast that Daniels signed it to "protect her family. She signed it because she felt intimidated."

Daniels, an adult film star who says she had an intimate relationship with Trump more than 10 years ago, signed the non-disclosure agreement with Michael Cohen just days before the 2016 presidential election, promising to keep quiet and hand over texts and images in exchange for $130,000. Daniels is now suing, saying the NDA is invalid because Trump never signed it and Cohen publicly discussed the money.

Keith Munyan, one of Daniels' longtime friends, is named in the NDA as having "confidential information" about the affair. In an interview with The Daily Beast's Kate Briquelet, Munyan said after Trump met Daniels in 2006, he would call and Daniels would put it on speakerphone so Munyan could listen in on their conversations. "He would call all the time," he said. "That man can talk about nothing for hours."

During one phone call, Trump offered to give Daniels the keys to a condo in New York City, Munyan said, and when she demurred, saying she wanted to move to Florida, he offered to get her a place in the unfinished Trump Tower in Tampa. Daniels and Trump would often go out to dinner and "discuss business," Munyan said, having "great conversations." Read more of Munyan's interview at The Daily Beast.