Elle Macpherson's Husband Accused of Lying About Crash

The supermodel's billionaire spouse was hit with a $100 wrongful death suit after helicopter crash.
3:00 | 12/11/13

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We're back with the latest on a $100 million lawsuit against the husband of supermodel elle MacPHERSON. He's being accused of covering up his role in a deadly helicopter crash. And abc's matt gutman has the story. Reporter: Together, they're one of the world's most glamorous power couples. But this morning, supermodel elle MacPherson's husband, jeffrey soffer, is in the middle of a high-stakes legal battle, being sued for $100 million by this woman. Daria valdez is the widow of lance valdez, soffer's close friend. He died in a helicopter crash in the bahamas last year. Soffer survived that crash with several injuries. And that wrongful death suit claims that soffer wasn't just a passenger. But that he was recklessly flying and controlling it at the time of the crash, without a valid helicopter pilot's license. We interviewed david pierce, the pilot. And what he told us was soffer also piloted the aircraft. Reporter: He con conspired with passengers to conceal the fact he was flying for the primary purpose of concealing his own liability. She lost her husband. And getting phone calls to provide a release to mr. Soffer, it wasn't fair. Reporter: According to the lawsuit, macpherson called a friend and said that soffer was annoyed about daria's delay in signing the release. Soffer stopped all contact with her after that release was signed. Reporter: In a statement to abc news, soffer denies all the allegations of wrongdoing contained in the complaint. Macpherson had no comment. For "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, new york.

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