Saved by the Bell actor, David Diamond, was found guilty on two misdemeanor chargers. The actor was found guilty by a jury for carrying a concealed weapon and of disorderly conduct. The case was linked to a bar fight that occurred on Christmas Day and which resulted in a man being injured.
The actor was accused of stabbing a man in a bar, in Milwaukee. Diamond claimed that he never intended to stab the man, and it all happened in an accident. The actor also said that most likely the man injured himself in the altercation. Diamond also alleged that he was just trying to defend his girlfriend, Amanda Schutz, who was punched in the face.
However, some witnesses claimed that the actor’s story was not entirely true. According to various testimonials, Amanda Schutz pushed one woman at the bar and grabbed another woman’s hand, thus, alleging that the celebrity couple actually started the fight. The man who was stabbed by the actor said that he did not know that he got stabbed until the police arrived at the scene of the events. “Casey didn’t even know he was injured, so how would I?” the actor said, trying to prove that it was all an accident.
Dustin Diamond was found not guilty on the most serious charge, reckless engenderment. However, the star pleaded not guilty throughout the entire trial. Diamond faces up to one year in jail on the charges on which he was found guilty.
However, the whole case and the trial definitely affected the actor. Dustin Diamond claimed that although he received support from many, there were also people out there who harassed both him and his girlfriend. So, this means that it is yet to see how the popular actor will be able to overcome this entire scandal.
During the trial and while receiving the verdict, Diamond remained extremely serious. The actor showed no emotion. It is yet to see if he will spend time in jail related to this case and if so, how much prison time he will receive. A sentencing date has not been established yet.