Monday 23 April 2018

'Saved By The Bell' star 'pulled knife' during bar brawl, court hears

Dustin Diamond on trial for stabbing
Dustin Diamond on trial for stabbing

Actor Dustin Diamond pulled a knife during a bar brawl after a woman punched his girlfriend in the face, a court heard.

The 38-year-old, who starred in the 1990s show Saved By The Bell, is accused of stabbing a man during a fight in a bar in Port Washington, Wisconsin, on Christmas Day.

Giving evidence on the second day of Diamond's trial, Bethany Ward, 25, told the court that her cousin stumbled and pushed Diamond's girlfriend, Amanda Schutz, starting the fight.

Read more: 'Saved By The Bell' star to stand trial over Christmas stabbing

Ms Ward said she did not see Diamond pull the knife, but that she heard a shouted warning that the actor was holding one.

Diamond has pleaded not guilty to a felony count of recklessly endangering public safety.

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