After boring excerpts from his new book were laughed at by nearly everyone who read them, Dustin Diamond has decided to up the ante in efforts to convince people to buy his new Saved by the Bell tell-all, Behind the Bell. In an interview with Fox & Friends this morning, not only did the man best known as Screech sport some of the unruliest facial hair we’ve seen since the heyday of Rollie Fingers, but he also added some additional details to the accusation he makes in the book that his former co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar used steroids. “He admitted [that he used steroids] to me when we were sitting in a limo,” he said. “He told me straight out, face-to-face. It’s kind of hard to refute that.” And if it weren’t enough to throw Zack Morris under the bus, Diamond also alleges in an interview with Popeater that NBC once paid off a girl who had accused Mario Lopez of rape. Now, we have no way of confirming the veracity of either of these claims, but it ought to be interesting to see if any of the above parties decides to file suit against Diamond for libel. And if they don’t, well then, maybe we’ll all owe Screech an apology, especially the nasty Photoshop department at People magazine.
Screech Tells All [Buzzfeed]