We all grew up watching Saved By The Bell before we would head off to school in the morning. For years, we grew up alongside the characters, going through similar growing pains as all of them.
Screech, played by Dustin Diamond, was one of the more lovable characters. He was the borderline outcast that still managed to be part of the group, and was an integral part of the story line. We all assumed that the cast members were as good of friends in real life as they were on the screen, but they apparently were not. Diamond has come out with a "tell-all" book that makes some pretty serious accusations and statements about the cast.
We will leave it up to you to try and sort fact from fiction.
1. Tiffani-Amber Thiessen allegedly "got around"
Diamond wrote that even while Thiessen's boyfriend was guest starring on the show, she was still hooking up with Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar at the same time. Diamond states that she would actually go from one dressing room to the other without concerning herself with secrecy from her boyfriend. Apparently he eventually caught on and broke up with her.
2. Behind the scenes relationships were just a rotation.
Diamond is claiming that the cast would all continually hook up with each other. Apparently Gosselaar and Lopez apparently hooked up with all three female lead actresses. He alleges that the relationships would just rotate, and that there were even some crazy threesomes going on between cast members, excluding Diamond of course.
Gosselaar did confirm that the relationships would rotate, but he never spoke on whether or not crazy threesomes were going on as well.
3. Gosselaar took steroids...
I don't believe this one for a second. Diamond's claim that Gosselaar took steroids has no bases in evidence. Apart from Gosselaar getting older and developing into a man while filming the show, his muscles didn't start bulging out of his clothes. Let's be real, steroid use leaves a trail of evidence behind, like muscles so big that he wouldn't have been able to wipe his own butt.
4. Mr. Belding and Screech almost had a homosexual relationship.
Diamond claims that during the filming of Saved By The Bell: The New Class, writers were attempting to get Screech and Mr. Belding into a gay relationship because they were trying to ruin his character. He claims that there were scenes where he and Mr. Belding would stare into each other's eye in order to "hint" at a homosexual relationship.