Dustin Diamond is back in jail… just one month after being released early. Diamond, a former child star who played Screech on the ’90s teen comedy Saved By The Bell, has been arrested in Ozaukee, Wisconsin on a probation hold, according to CNN. A probation hold occurs when an officer determines that an offender has not complied with the terms of their probation. Diamond was arrested for an undisclosed reason and is now jailed at the Ozaukee County Jail while a violation investigation is performed.
While no details regarding the incident that led to Diamond’s probation hold have been released by the jail or by the actor’s reps, it is possible that Dustin’s parole can be revoked if the violation is serious enough. No new charges have been filed against Dustin Diamond at this time.
Dustin Diamond was released from jail in mid-April after serving three months of a four-month sentence for stabbing a man during a 2014 bar brawl. Diamond worked as a janitor while he was in jail.
Earlier this month, Dustin sat down with his former SBTB co-star Mario Lopez for an interview on Extra. In the interview, Diamond said jail was a scary experience.
“It’s pretty daunting, it’s pretty scary going into that environment,” Diamond said. “I found that as long as you follow the rules and stay with the system, it works. You can get in and out unscathed.”
Dustin Diamond was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct after a Christmas 2014 incident that occurred after a group of bar patrons approached him and his fiancée Amanda Schutz and asked to take a photo.
“One of the girl’s friends [Amanda] was talking to sucker-punched my fiancée,” Diamond told Lopez. “She leaned back to me and her face was covered in blood,” Dustin said.
Diamond said he had no choice but to defend his fiancée after she was punched. When a male at the bar allegedly grabbed Amanda by the hair, Diamond jumped in.
“I opened my pocket knife and said, ‘Let my wife go immediately,’ which worked,” Dustin explained. “I had my pocket knife like this… and the blade was right here and the guy came from around me and grabbed my throat, and so he nicked his arm on the tip of it — it was a Band-Aid, the most expensive Band-Aid I’ve ever bought.”
At the time of his sit-down with Lopez, Dustin Diamond told his former co-star that he was ready to turn over a new leaf.
“I want to put the tomfoolery and malarkey behind me… for that clean slate,” Dustin said. “Time for a change.”
Diamond’s jail stint is just the latest in the actor’s post-Saved By the Bell drama. In 2006, Dustin “starred” in a sex tape in an attempt to cash in on his fame. He told Lopez there was stunt person used in the adult film, but Diamond admits he rolled the dice on the raunchy tape in case it made “three or four million.”
Diamond also angered his co-stars after he published a scathing 2009 tell-all book, Behind the Bell, which included stories of cast member threesomes, drug use, and an alleged date rape that NBC covered up with hush money. Diamond later said the book was written by a ghostwriter whom he had barely met. Dustin blamed the writer for fabricating his life story.
In a 2014 interview with the Associated Press, Dustin revealed he hadn’t been in contact with most of his SBTB co-stars in more than 20 years. In the Extra interview he said he just wants to give his former co-stars a hug and tell them he’s proud of all they have accomplished.
Take a look at the video below to see Dustin Diamond talking to Mario Lopez about his controversial book.
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