Even a bell couldn't save Dustin Diamond from the negative comments of his former costar Mark-Paul Gosselaar and fellow 1990s actor Breckin Meyer.
Gosselaar, 40, and Meyer, also 40, stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Aug. 6 to promote their show Franklin & Bash, and were asked about Diamond, 37, and his Saved by the Bell book, sex tape, and publicity.
"This guy's such a d--k," Meyer said of Diamond. "I don't know Dustin at all, but like, everything I read… [Gosselaar] and I have talked endlessly about Saved by the Bell. I grew up at the same time, I was acting—I used their sets one time when I did a pilot… the Dustin Diamond thing is just so silly. It's just so negative and it always bums me out."
"It is negative," Gosselaar chimed in. "That I must say. Everything I've heard about his book is it is negative. I don't remember those things. My experience on the show was very positive."
"That's why when people say, 'Oh, you don't like talking about it,' I don't mind talking about it, I just don't really remember that time," the Saved by the Bell alum continued. "But also, everything I do remember was extremely positive."
It wasn't just Gosselaar that had a favorable impression of his time on the show, in contrast to Diamond's harsh words. Meyer added, "I know Elizabeth [Berkley] and Tiffani [Thiessen] and Mario [Lopez] and everyone has nothing but like awesome [things] to say about that except for Dustin. I'm like, 'That might be you, bro.'"
"I think a bunch of it is bulls--t," Meyer continued of Diamond's book Behind the Bell. "I think he's so full of s--t, like his sex tape… you saw it! That's not him! Screech is not packing that. Get the hell out of here. He doesn't have six Beldings beneath him. There's no f--king way. You're full of s--t, Dustin."
Gosselaar gave Diamond the benefit of the doubt on his Saved by the Bell take, saying, "It's his perspective."
Diamond has yet to comment on Gosselaar and Meyer's words.