AceShowbiz - Dustin Diamond's stabbing trial entered its second day on Thursday, May 28. During the hearing, a woman named Bethany Ward testified in court that she punched Dustin's fiancee Amanda Schultz in the face during a bar fight back in December.
Bethany claimed Amanda pushed her cousin Casey Smet after he took selfie with Dustin and Amanda in the background. Amanda allegedly grabbed Bethany's hand when Bethany tried to escort Amanda away from Casey after the altercation. "I told her to let go. I said, 'Let go,' a few times," Bethany told jurors. "She didn't let go, so I hit her in the face."
Bethany said she stepped back and more fighting broke out around her. She didn't see Dustin pull a knife but she heard a person shouted that he had one out.
Casey said that he didn't know he had been stabbed before leaving the bar and talking to police. "Before the altercation, I was not bleeding or stabbed. After the altercation, I was," he said, before adding that he remembered he and Diamond fought at the bar but he couldn't remember the reason.
A prosecutor presented a bloodstained T-shirt and sweater along with a sliced coat worn by Casey during the incident. The prosecutor also presented Dustin's switchblade knife which was allegedly used by the "Saved by the Bell" actor to stab Casey.
Dustin is expected to testify on Friday, May 29.
On Wednesday's hearing, Dustin's lawyer Thomas Alberti angered judge Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy over a little stunt he pulled on behalf of the actor. Paul noticed a car in the courthouse parking lot with a message "Good luck to Dustin & Amanda" on its back window.
When asked about the inappropriate sign, Thomas admitted that it was his doing. Paul then reprimanded Thomas, saying, "I'm telling you right now, anymore shenanigans like that and you'll find yourself in contempt faster than fast...I don't know what you were thinking. Don't do anything more like that."
But Thomas later told the media that he had good intentions of it. "They're just good people. I want to put on a good defense for them. What they did wasn't wrong, we're going to prove that in court. And no more messages on cars. We'll do it in the courtroom," he reasoned.