Dustin Diamond to start serving jail sentence in January

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Dustin Diamond will start serving his four-month jail sentence in January, after he was convicted in June of two misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and behaving in a disorderly manner.

The 38-year-old former Saved by the Bell star withdrew the appeal of his conviction on Wednesday, Reuters reports, and will begin serving his sentence on Jan. 15. The charges stem from a bar fight Diamond was involved in last Christmas Day.

Diamond was reportedly defending his girlfriend from a group of intoxicated patrons at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington, Wisconsin, at the time, when he produced a knife and stabbed at one of his attackers. While the judge found Diamond innocent of a felony charge of recklessly endangering safety, the actor still received jail time and was ordered to pay a $1,000 restitution.

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The man identified as the stabbing victim told police he did not see Diamond's knife, or initially notice that he had been stabbed. Police said the wounds inflicted by the actor were not life-threatening.

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This Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 booking photo provided by the Ozaukee County Sheriff shows Dustin Diamond. Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," has been charged with stabbing a man at a Wisconsin bar. (AP Photo/Ozaukee County Sheriff)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actor Dustin Diamond attends the sold-out opening performance of 'Bayside! The Musical!' at Theatre 80 St. Marks on September 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Dustin Diamond is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios on September 6, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JANUARY 06: Dustin Diamond 'Screech' celebrates his birthday by hosting The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Friday January 6, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JANUARY 06: Dustin Diamond 'Screech' celebrates his birthday by hosting The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Friday January 6, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MAY 21: Dustin Diamond joins the cast of 'The Awesome 80's Prom' at Webster Hall on May 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: (l-r) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Ed Alonzo as Max, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Myrtle Spano, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Amanda Schutz attends her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond (L) waits for his status hearing with Amanda Schutz at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond, left, attends his status hearing at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond (L) waits for his status hearing with Amanda Schutz at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond (2R) and Amanda Schutz wait for Diamond's status hearing at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: Dustin Diamond (C) walks into the courthouse for a status hearing with Amanda Schutz at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond, leaves a courtroom after his status hearing at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: Dustin Diamond walks into the courthouse for a status hearing at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond (C) walks into a courtroom for his status hearing at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - DECEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond (L) waits with Amanda Schutz for his status hearing at Ozaukee County Courthouse on December 29, 2014 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 05: Dustin Diamond, left, enters the Courthouse for his preliminary hearing at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 5, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Amanda Schutz attends her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment, whilst his girlfriend Amanda Schutz makes her initial appearance at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
PORT WASHINGTON, WI - JANUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Dustin Diamond attends his arraignment at Ozaukee County Courthouse on January 22, 2015 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on 'Saved by the Bell,' was arrested for possession of a switchblade and charged with reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct on December 26, 2014 in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
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"Let me express just how sorry I am that a night that centers around celebrating peace and love could turn into a night of immense regret for the rest of one's life," Diamond said at his sentencing in June. "Even though my intentions were solely to defend a loved one, they nevertheless were the cause of the single most terrifying experience of my entire life."

"I want it to be clear that this situation will never be repeated again," Diamond added. "I sincerely apologize to everyone, not just those directly involved, and ask for forgiveness for the way the night was handled."

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Diamond isn't the only Saved by the Bell star to experience some recent headline-making drama. His former co-star, 41-year-old Lark Voorhies, made headlines last month when she appeared to have slammed her ex, Jimmy Green, in an epic Instagram rant. In October, ET confirmed Voorhies filed for divorce from Green, just six months after their Las Vegas wedding.

"Everyone in Pasadena knows you're a joke," a post from Voorhies' Instagram account read. "Gang Member? You lost your job at Taco Bell. Your penis is NOTHING to brag about! Is it normal for a penis to smell like corn chips?"

The actress later claimed on social media that she was hacked.

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Elizabeth Berkley - Jessie Spano

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Elizabeth Berkley - Jessie Spano

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Elizabeth Berkley - Jessie Spano

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Tiffani Thiessen - Kelly Kapowski

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Dennis Haskins - Mr. Richard Belding

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SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'From Nurse to Worse' Episode 16 -- Air Date 12/15/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Nancy Valen as Jennifer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'From Nurse to Worse' Episode 16 -- Air Date 12/15/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'From Nurse to Worse' Episode 16 -- Air Date 12/15/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'Screech's Woman' Episode 5 -- Air Date 09/16/1989 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'No Hope with Dope' Episode 21 -- Air Date 11/30/1991 -- Pictured: (l-r) Audience and Cast -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
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