It seems that Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond got himself in some serious problems with the law. The actor appeared in court in Wisconsin for stabbing a man during a fight at a bar. The event actually took place on Christmas Day.
Dustin Diamond was arrested at the scene of the events, but was later released from jail, after a $10,000 bail was paid. However, the actor is charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a switchblade and carrying a concealed weapon. What made the actor react so violently? It seems that Dustin was only trying to protect his fiancée, Amanda Schultz, at least this is what he claimed. Amanda also faces a charge of disorderly conduct.
Dustin Diamond’s lawyer asked a jury trial on this case and claimed that his client has faith in the justice system. The actor spent the weekend in prison, but his lawyer revealed that although he was not happy, he still managed to catch up on some books.
“Dustin doesn’t feel like he is being wronged,” his lawyer said. “He gets that when something like this happens, the police get involved and the court figures it out. He says the Port Washington police have been nothing but exemplary. He gets it. He knows there is a process in this country and in the end he will be exonerated.” “The State is in possession of photographs and/or Police Officer statements that may reasonably conclude that Amanda Schutz had been punched in the face and forcibly held by more than one adult male,” the lawyer added, pleading self-defense.
“[Diamond] produced a pocketknife in a desperate attempt to defend his [fiancee] from further harm. [Diamond] hoped to deter the aggressors with the only option that he had: a pocketknife. It was not until one of the aggressors attempted to tackle [Diamond] that any alleged injury occurred,” it has been claimed in court.
Reports reveal that Dustin and Amanda have visited several bars on Christmas Day, before they got into the argument which led to their arrest. The victim was not seriously injured. However, the police revealed that they found a switchblade knife in the actor’s car, which was covered in blood. The famous actor is set to make another court appearance on January 5. It is yet to see what the judge will decide on this case, but Dustin Diamond faces some serious accusations.