Dustin Diamond says the cast of Saved by the Bell smoked pot and hooked up


Did you ever suspect that there was some secret raunchiness going down on the “Saved by the Bell” set? Of course you did. It was obvious to everyone that those kids were nothing but trouble, and merely acting when they played the good teenagers of Bayside High. I think most of us suspected there was a lot of heroin shooting and orgies. Well, that’s what Dustin Diamond (aka Screech) wants us to believe in his new book. Somehow I doubt anyone’s buying it.

The new Us Weekly (on newsstands now) has a sneak peek at Dustin Diamond’s shocking tell-all, Behind the Bell, which claims drug use and sex were rampant on the set of the hit NBC Saturday-morning sitcom Saved By the Bell.

“I could smell a certain ‘smoke,’ wafting from from [sic] the crack” underneath his castmates’ dressing rooms, says Diamond, 32, who played the dork Screech.

He also alleges costar Mark Paul Gosselaar — who played popular Zack Morris — used steroids before production started on 1994’s short-lived Saved by the Bell: The College Years.

“He suddenly exploded with manliness, loading 25 pounds of muscle on his once-scrawny frame in, oh, about a month,” says Diamond, who is not in touch with any of his costars. (Gosselaar, 35, has dismissed his costar’s so-called revelations to Us: “We weren’t in rehab and Mr. Belding wasn’t my crack dealer.” His rep had no comment.)

Diamond — who filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and had his own sex tape released in 2006 — goes on to say his costars hooked up off-camera.

“If Kelly [Tiffani Thiessen] was interested in Slater [Mario Lopez] one week, then backstage there was a lot going between them in Mario [Lopez]’s room,” he tells the new Us Weekly. “Then, if Jessie [Elizabeth Berkley] kisses Zack, then you know Elizabeth Berkley is going in Mark-Paul’s room.”

[From Us Weekly]

I’m going to have to go with Mark Paul Gosselaar on this one. He seems a lot more reputable than Screech. And as far as I know, Mark Paul hasn’t done as much pr0n. Frankly, he just seems like a genuinely nice, normal guy, whereas Dustin Diamond’s sex tape includes some things most of us have never heard of. I’ll kindly leave it at that. And none of the castmates have fallen victim to the child star curse as far as I can tell. Elizabeth Berkley did “Showgirls” right after “Saved by the Bell,” but that’s about as raunchy as it got. Oh and Mario Lopez is a legendary womanizer. But again, nothing to imply they weren’t normal teenagers. Which probably means they did smoke a little pot and possibly occasionally hook up. Nothing nearly salacious enough to warrant a book.

Here’s Dustin Diamond with Tera Patrick and Nautica Thorn at Tao nightclub in the Venetian Hotel in Vegas in January 2007. Images thanks to WENN.com .

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  1. Firestarter says:

    He is such a disgusting has-been-never-was scum bag!

    I really came to detest him while he was on Celebrity Fit Club.

  2. Praise St. Angie! says:

    ugh. this is a truly UGLY man, inside and out.

    saw a few episodes of when he was on Celebrity Fit Club (I think?) and he was such an A-HOLE! NONE of the other “celebs” liked him. he’s just a mean person, IMO.

    EDIT: HA! Typed my comment before yours appeared, Firestarter…great minds and all that!

  3. Obvious says:

    really? we’re still on this? *sigh*

  4. Sudini says:

    He’s always come across to me like his role on that show hit a little too close to home for him. I think he’s so misguided and bitter because he probably identified with Screech way too much and maybe no one was there to pull him out of that?

    Still, I would hope there was at least a little dose of teenage experimentation going on during that show. Smoke ’em if ya got em, and spin the bottle. No harm, no foul.

  5. e says:

    this “revelation” just makes me like that cast even more…minus Mario who grates on me

  6. Tina. says:

    ugh hes annoying.

  7. Mairead says:

    I reveal: bears defecate in woodland areas.

    The world yawns.

  8. Firestarter says:

    @Praise St.Angie- LOL! All he did was threaten law suits against the show and it’s producers, plus he was the laziest, complaining a-hole ever! And yes, every celeb hated him and they were always glad when he would storm off in a huff and be gone for a period of time!

  9. looptylou says:

    I heard excerpts from that sex tape on Howard Stern when it came out and you could tell he had set it up. Clearly he hired those girls and was expecting to became famous over it which failed completely. Just like his stint on Celeb Fit Club. He is such a “DOUCHTARD” and now this. Oh boy pot smoking and hook up at age 12 and 13. How scandalous. I can’t even believe he found a publisher. Go away Dustin. No one cares.

  10. Ash says:

    It’s simple. He’s a flat out loser that hates the world. The hate is mutual.

  11. Weekends Off says:


  12. Firestarter says:

    @Weekends Off- Mr.Belding does! : )

  13. Tamara K says:

    so what

  14. jule says:

    love the word “douchetard”

  15. kim says:

    First of all: Duh, Diamond, Duh!

    Secondly, This loser keeps spewing out the same crap over and over in desperate hopes of being something. Anything. But this is NOT going to happen since his shrewd bitterness to all is depressing to watch. Just go away screech. Go quietly and we won’t have to have this coversation again.

  16. Birdie says:

    So everyone was hooking up but… SHOCKER…. nobody was hooking up with Screech!

  17. Ron says:

    Love the Haggar ultrasuede blazer and Laura Ingalls shirt. Mr Belding had better outfits.

  18. Ambergesa says:

    What come out loud and clear he was smelling the “smoke” from out side the door prowling around his much better looking and far more talented castmates rooms probably with his ear pressed (again)outside the door. I agree with Birdie he’s pissed no one was hooking up with him. Which is no surprise as he is VILE

  19. Iggles says:

    What a loser!!! No one believes his claims!

  20. Jenna says:

    Everytime he smiles I want to force a bottle of bleach down his throat.

    Just saying.

  21. Shay says:

    Oh go away Dustin.

  22. Spooge says:

    So? Who doesn’t smoke pot and hook up?

  23. mollination says:

    He’s the annoying child that not even his own parents like, and thus resorts to this ridiculous behavior to get whatever kind of attention he can manage.

    He knows he’s a douche. He does it because it’s the only time we mention him.

    Let it go screech.

  24. Lem says:

    please don’t give screech any coverage.

    attention just fuels his nastiness

  25. hunnybe says:

    @ Jenna LOL. I thought I was the only one that felt that way. Why won’t this dude just go away and realize nobody cares?

  26. susie says:

    who cares most teens do this stuff dustin sweetie get over yourself wow we are all so shocked what a prick

  27. drakeula says:

    this is what Mark Paul Gosselaar said in a interview i read a few months ago when asked about the tell all, “What is he going to say? We were banging groupies at 14? I can’t wait to read his book, because I don’t have a memory of a lot of the shows. Maybe it was because I was doing lines off of the audience members’ asses. I’m sure he’s going to write something crazy like that. The truth is─the reason why the show worked and why it’s still on today─we were good people and good to each other. We were innocent, naive kids. We were not jaded. So him writing a book, I’m not really afraid of what he has to say. There are not too many skeletons in my closet.”

  28. Legend says:

    He’s an A-hole all right, but in “Celebrity Fit Club” and the other Reality Shows he’s done I think he’s just playing up the A-hole in an attempt to stand out. I’m curious (not curious enough to buy anything like a Tell-All)what his childhood was like. Did his parents push him into acting and steal all his money or something?

  29. elvisgrace says:

    Mark Paul Gosselaar gives some of the best rebuttals EVAH! Also, junior and senior year Zach Morris was not scrawny,turd blossom. Stop projecting your angst.

  30. 4Real says:

    Who cares! It was an awful show, his character was especially annoying and he’s an altogether creepy, douchey guy.

  31. stop talking about dustin diamond
    period if nobody wants to read the book
    dont buy it
    leave him alone