Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond was sentenced on Thursday to four months is jail for stabbing a man during a bar brawl back on January 1st. A judge ordered him to report to jail on Sunday. In addition to his jail sentence he received 15 months of probation.
The bar fight reportedly started when a woman bumped into the Saved by the Bell star’s girlfriend. From that point an all-out brawl ensued, with a knife being pulled, and Diamond and injuring Casey Smet.
“Before the altercation, I was not bleeding or stabbed. After the altercation, I was,” Smet said in court.
“I sincerely apologize to everyone involved,” Dustin Diamond said at the hearing Thursday. “This was the single most terrifying experience of my life. This is all I’ve been able to think about for the last six months.”
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Back in May, the once-popular actor known as Screech was convicted of two misdemeanors in connection with the stabbing. He was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon–the knife with which he stabbed Casey Smet–and for disorderly conduct. He was cleared of a felony charge of recklessly endangering public safety.
Several members of Saved by the Bell got together on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon back in early February. Dustin Diamond was not among them.
It’s interesting to see how some members of the Saved by the Bell Cast–like Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar have gone on to have successful entertainment careers–while Dustin Diamond’s days in the industry are long since over.
It’s unlikely, in light of his jail sentence, that talent agents will want to sign him any time soon.