Alex Jones' Attorney Raises Middle Finger During Trial at Sandy Hook Lawyer

The attorney of Infowars' conspiracy theorist Alex Jones raised his middle finger at an attorney representing the parents of a Sandy Hook massacre victim during a heated exchange on Wednesday.

Jones has already been found liable for defamation in a lawsuit brought by the parents of a six-year-old student killed in the 2012 school shooting.

A jury in Austin, Texas, is determining how much compensation he owes the victim's family.

After 26 children and teachers were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, Jones claimed the attack was "staged" and a "giant hoax".

He has since reversed his position, admitting the massacre did take place though he recently described the timing of May's Texas Robb Elementary School shooting as "opportunistic".

On Wednesday F. Andino Reynal and Mark Bankston, the attorneys for Jones and the victim's parents respectively, clashed over whether new video evidence should be introduced.

Bankston said he was opposed, due to the time it would take to review many hours of footage spanning a number of year, angering Reynal.

After Judge Maya Guerra Gamble left the court, having instructed both sides to review their video evidence, Bankston went to discuss the situation with Reynal.

This turned into a confrontation, with the Connecticut news site NewsTimes reporting that Reynal moved close to Bankston's face and branded him a "liar" several times, before showing him his middle finger.

Alex Jones sued by Sandy Hook parents
Alex Jones is being sued for defamation in Texas by the parents of a Sandy Hook school massacre victim, after claiming the attack was staged. [Stock Photo] Sergio Flores/GETTY

Bill Ogden, another attorney, moved in to defuse the situation and the two sides agreed to discuss the dispute over the phone at a later point.

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who lost their six-year-old son Jesse in the attack, are asking for $150 million from Jones for emotional distress, along with punitive damages.

Both parents were in the court when the confrontation took place, though Jones himself was not.

Reynal is arguing his client should only have to pay $1 in damages, saying Jones has "already been canceled" for his remarks following the attack.

Separately eight Sandy Hook victims' families, and an FBI agent, are suing Jones and his company Free Speech Systems in a Connecticut court.

As with the Texas case, the Connecticut court has already found Jones liable for defamation, with exact damages to be determined.

Families of Sandy Hook massacre victims have said they received threats and harassment following conspiracy theories alleging the attack was faked.

Speaking to The New York Times, the parents of Noah Pozner, one of those killed, said they'd had to move house a number of times because of the harassment, saying conspiracy theorists would publish their new address "with the speed of light".

As reported by the paper, Pozner's mother Veronique De La Rosa said: "I would love to go see my son's grave and I don't get to do that."