Saved By The Bell Actor Dustin Diamond sentenced to four months in prison over stabbing

He played Screech in the show

Dustin Diamond

by Rosie Gizauskas |
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Actor Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in Saved By The Bell has been sentenced to four months in prison over a stabbing in a bar at Christmas.

He’s also got 15 months probation and has been ordered to report to jail this Sunday.

Dustin explained to the jury that he had been trying to protect his girlfriend and was carrying a knife to “ward off” people, including a woman who punched his girlfriend.


He said that the stabbing took place accidentally when there was an altercation.

Witnesses said that Dustin’s girlfriend, Amanda Schutz, had pushed a woman, which sparked the fight. She was convicted of disorderly conduct last month and faces up to 90 days in prison.

Dustin was accused of “scripting” his testimony during the trial and lying about the events.

The jury saw footage that showed Dustin first claiming that he might have hit the victim with a pen. A later video showed him admitting that he was carrying a knife, but saying it hadn’t been used in the stabbing.

The man who was stabbed in the altercation was not injured seriously.

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