Dustin Diamond’s Stabbing Trial Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Dustin Diamond’s stabbing trial is already off to a rocky start. The Saved By the Bell star’s lawyer, Thomas Alberti, has upset judge Paul Malloy.

In an effort to round up support, Dustin Diamond’s lawyer had the caption, “Good luck to Dustin and Amanda” on the back of his car window when he arrived to the court. Amanda is Diamond’s fiancee Amanda Schutz.

Seeing as Dustin Diamond is already a high-profile case, given his celebrity status, it’s no wonder that the judge was already angered by the stunt, as it pulls even more attention on the case. Judge Malloy addressed the attorney while in court.

“I’m telling you right now, anymore shenanigans like that and you’ll find yourself in contempt faster than fast…I don’t know what you were thinking. Don’t do anything more like that.”

As the Inquisitr reported, Dustin Diamond is currently involved in a lawsuit after being accused of stabbing a man with a pocket knife after an altercation at a bar in Port Washington. His attorney is claiming that the eyewitnesses interviewed weren’t present at the scene.

Diamond’s lawyer told People Magazine, “Dustin doesn’t feel like he is being wronged. 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.”

While in court, Diamond’s lawyer went on to say the events from the former actor’s perspective.

“The State is in possession of photographs and/or Police Officer statements that may reasonably conclude that [Diamond’s] [fiancée], Amanda Schutz, had been punched in the face and forcibly held by more than one adult male,” according to a Monday motion filed by Alberti. “[Diamond] produced a pocketknife in a desperate attempt to defend his [fiancée] 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.”

If Dustin Diamond is convicted he may face 10 years in prison.

[Photo by Jeffrey Phelps / Getty Images]

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