Former supermodel elle macpherson's billionaire husband is at the center of a bombshell lawsuit, CNN's Nischelle Turner reports.
Daria Pastouhkova filed a "wrongful death" suit against Jeffrey Soffer in a Miami federal court for a whopping $100 million.
The suit alleges Soffer caused a helicopter crash that killed her husband, Lance Valdez, in November 2012.
According to the complaint, Soffer was "recklessly flying and controlling" the helicopter as he attempted to land at Baker's Bay golf club in the Bahamas.
Pastouhkova says turbulence suddenly hit when the chopper was less than ten feet off the ground. Soffer then allegedly pulled back too sharply on the controls, causing the helicopter to spin out of control and to rear backwards some 75 feet, causing it to crash violently into the ground.
After the crash, Pastouhkova says Soffer "conspired" with the other passengers and duped her into signing a contract that gave her "$2 million in insurance proceeds..."
An effort, she alleges in the complaint, to conceal that he was piloting the helicopter "for the primary purpose of avoiding his own personal liability."
CNN reached out to Soffer's lawyer for comment– they didn't reply. A rep for Macpherson said the supermodel had "no comment."