‘Saved by the Bell’ actor, woman tussle in hotel



The man who played the geeky Screech on the 1990s teen TV favorite “Saved by the Bell” alleges that he was bullied in an Omaha hotel room.

Comedian Dustin Diamond, who performed at the west Omaha Funny Bone Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday, said an Omaha woman broke into his room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel early Monday morning.

Diamond told a Tampa, Fla., radio station that the 28-year-old woman stormed his room about 3:40 a.m. looking to steal some valuables. Diamond alleges he had a skirmish with the woman, who was armed with Mace. He said that after she took some video games, he was able to pin her with the room’s door, at which point she hollered, “Rape.”

Diamond, 29, said he then held onto her pants until police could arrive.

The woman told police that she didn’t attack Diamond and that he assaulted her.

“It’s a case of he said, she said,” said Sgt. Teresa Negron, an Omaha Police Department spokeswoman.

No charges have been filed. No more details could be released, Negron said.

The phone number Omaha police had on record for the woman was disconnected this morning.

During his radio interview, Diamond, who was on “Saved by the Bell” from 1989 to 1994, laughed off the incident.

“You’ve got to love Omaha,” he said.

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