Someone ring a bell — QUICK.
Dustin Diamond of the hit 90s series Saved by the Bell has finally been doled out his sentence for a barroom stabbing that he was involved in last Christmas Day, and the Wisconsin judge presiding over the case has ruled that Diamond will go to jail to serve a 4-month sentence.
The 38-year-old actor was cleared of a more serious felony charge last month — he claims he was acting out in self defense of the stabbing, trying to ward off people in the bar, including a woman who decked his girlfriend. He was initially arrested on the charges of possession of a switchblade, reckless endangerment, and carrying a concealed weapon.
In case you’ve forgotten, this isn’t Screech’s first run-in with negative publicity. Diamond has managed to stay on the periphery of pop-culture through reality shows like Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Fit Club. He’s also been sued several times in the past for tax evasion and failing to pay his mortgage, and who could forget his infamous fake sex-tape scandal in which he hired a body double to produce a movie called Screeched: Saved By the Smell.
Lisa Turtle and Principal Belding have declined to comment.
I can’t believe he’s going to jail! Someone ring a bell – QUICK.