Auckland real estate agent buys personalised ad from Rudy Giuliani

An Auckland real estate agent is using former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as the voice of his adverts.

Giuliani has joined celebrity video website Cameo to earn some much-needed cash as he faces a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit for his attempts to undermine the election.

"Hi. It's Rudy Giuliani and I'm on Cameo," Giuliani says in his first video posted on Tuesday. 

"If there is an issue you want to discuss or a story you'd like to hear or share with me or a greeting that I can bring to someone that would bring happiness to their day, I would be delighted to do it. It can be arranged. We can talk through the magic of Cameo," he goes on to say. 

The starting price for a personalised video from Giuliani is NZ$282.

And Barfoot & Thompson agent Samuel Chatwin is benefiting, becoming the first person to buy a personalised message from the former lawyer for former US President Donald Trump

"Hello to the people of Auckland, New Zealand - I've been there and have great memories of it. It's a beautiful part of the world. Anytime you want to invite me back - invite me and I'll be there," Giuliani says in the video which was posted to Chatwin's Instagram page.

"I'm going to make a suggestion, that you give Samuel Chatwin a call if you have an interest in real estate. Sam tells me that over the last three years he's negotiated millions of dollars of real estate transactions, so if you've got questions about it give Samuel Chatwin a call - talk it over with him," he continues. 

Last night Chatwin told RNZ's Morning Report he bought the video because he wanted to do something "that no other real estate agent in New Zealand has done before". 

The video has now been deleted from his Instagram page. 

Giuliani was suspended from practising law in New York on June 24 over his efforts in leading Trump's campaign to overturn the 2020 election results. Shortly afterward he was suspended from practising in Washington DC as well. 

The former lawyer is also facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, which is accusing him of "manufacturing and disseminating" a conspiracy theory about its voting machines.