Scoop: Billionaire Jeff Soffer sued in helicopter death

Supermodel Elle Macpherson’s billionaire hubby Jeff Soffer is in deep doo-doo for allegedly lying about being behind the controls of a helicopter that crashed, killing his good friend Lance Valdez.

Valdez’s widow, Dasha, is suing Soffer, owner of Miami’s Fontainebleau hotel, for trying to get her to sign a release and take $2 million in insurance money.

The New York Post reports the Valdez later learned the unlicensed helicopter pilot was Soffer himself. Her complaint states, “At the time of the crash … Soffer was not licensed to fly. [Nor was he a] sufficiently experienced helicopter pilot.”

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