The book was criticised by his cast-mates, who said many of its salacious claims of sex and drug use were untrue.In 2013, Diamond himself denounced the memoir, claiming its ghost writer had exaggerated and distorted his recollections.Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Bayside hunk Zack Morris, recently told Huff Post Live that Diamond’s book was “negative, and I don’t remember those things, because my experience on the show was very positive”.
“With my hormones in charge, frankly, I was more interested in chasing girls than trekking up to LA to read for a part that had barely been sketched out on paper,” the married father of two writes.
Dustin Diamond, who played nerd Samuel “Screech” Powers, didn’t get along with the other cast members.
“He was one of those dorky kids who thought it was hilarious to take Polaroids of his genitals and leave the photos all over set,” Lopez reveals.
, was arrested in his hometown of Port Washington, Wisconsin, for allegedly stabbing another man with a flick knife during a bar fight.
The victim’s wounds were not life-threatening, and Diamond, 37, reportedly claimed he had acted in self-defence.
He was nonetheless charged with recklessly endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
He is due to return to court for a hearing on Monday.
According to CNN, one witness told police the brawl started after the bar’s other patrons began taking pictures of Diamond and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Amanda Schutz.
Although the last episode of aired more than 20 years ago, in 1993, fame continues to pursue Diamond and his cast-mates, sometimes against their will.