I feel like Dustin Diamond will forever be trying to prove that he’s nothing like his Saved by the Bell character Screech and is actually a ~total badass~ and that’s why he’s turned into such a hot ass mess in his later years. His latest woes come in the form of charges stemming from the time he stabbed a dude in a bar fight – charges which he pleaded ‘not guilty’ to in court this week.
“I’m feeling very positive about the outcome [of the trial],” [Diamond's attorney Thomas] Alberti tells PEOPLE. “The deeper we dig the more confident we feel about the outcome. The police and the prosecutor provided us with video and witness reports and everything we see completely supports what we said all along happened so we feel very good about it.”
Diamond told police the bar fight started after he refused to shake hands with a woman who was bumping into his 27-year-old fiancé. The couple was arrested a short time after they left the bar.
I mean, obviously he stabbed the guy. He’s a (former?) drug addict and a complete lunatic. Did anybody watch his season of Celebrity Big Brother? I mean, come on!
For reference, Screech was charged with “second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon” upon his arrest at the Grand Avenue Saloon on Christmas Day. Drinking at a bar on Christmas Day? I love it.