The magician's luxury four-storey Manhattan pad at the Galleria tower was flooded in March, 2015. The incident also knocked out power to the property's elevators as water seeped down to other apartments more than 30 floors below.

According to the New York Post's Page Six, a crack in the piping for his pool caused the leak, resulting in $160,000 (£122,110) in damages. Copperfield was reimbursed for the damages by executives at AIG and they are now seeking compensation from bosses at Todd Harris Co.

"(Workers for the company) negligently created system stresses and a crack in the PVC piping and a ball valve that was part of the pool equipment that serviced the pool in the Copperfield residence," the lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court on Monday reads.

Copperfield purchased the home in 1997 for $7.4 million (£5.6 million).