Late last week, while promoting Franklin and Bash on Huffpost Live, Breckin Meyer — who was being interviewed along with Mark Paul Gosselaar — called Dustin Diamond a “dick” and suggested that what Diamond was packing in his sex tape wasn’t real. Meyer — who was getting some metaphorical amens from Gosselaar — also complained that Dustin Diamond is the only guy from the Saved by the Bell cast who reported negative experiences from his time on the show. Everyone else had nothing but positive things to say.
Now Dustin Diamond is speaking out, admitting to his lies, and yet, wondering why everyone hates him. In an interview with The Daily Beast, he admitted that everything about his Celebrity Fit Club villainous role was scripted, and that even had to gain weight in order to take the part. He also said that, yes, that wasn’t his penis in the sex tape (duh):
I got a stunt wang. I’m not an idiot. I’m not going to really put myself out there. So I got a stunt person to come in. And I thought, what if this thing makes $3 million? That’s nothing to scoff at. But after that people looked at me dirty, like, “He does porn.” No, I don’t! I faked that one at a chance for millions. I’m an opportunist, really. Needless to say it did not make millions. But I had to take the shot. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t.
As for the tell-all memoir he wrote about Saved by the Bell, why is everyone so mad?! He didn’t even write it!
Yeah. It was written by a ghost writer. I talked to a guy a few times, so there were people up in arms, “Oh! He’s putting all this trash out.” But I was like, “I didn’t even write it!” It has my name on it, but it was written by a ghost writer. So the things like that, the Fit Club, the porn, and the book were kind of like the one, two, three of the bad-boy image. But I’m done with that.
And besides, he says, the Lifetime movie that’s based on the book he didn’t write is going to surprise people by clarifying some things. “It’s not salacious, it’s not dirty, it’s not negative. It’s embracing all the positive things that happened and clarifying certain things.”
Oh, and as for Breckin Meyer? F**k that guy, right? What does he know. He’s never even MET Dustin Diamond.
Breckin Meyer was the one who went more off the handle. A lot of people do that for ratings—I don’t know what his reason was for. But he even said, “I’ve never met Dustin.” So how can he say these things when he’s never met me? We’ve never shared a conversation, we’ve never met face to face. We’ve never been in the same room. That makes me judge someone, personally.
Poor Dustin Diamond. He just wants to be loved. And also make a lot of money, and if that means selling out his friends, wearing a fake dick, and being an asshole, well, what’s more important? Money or dignity?
I think we know Diamond’s position on that question.
Source: The Daily Beast