Judging by the excerpts that US Weekly published of the new Dustin Diamond expose on Saved By The Bell I think you should keep your hard earned money in your pocket. We had been promised drug use and hookups and all kinds of salacious things and what we got was innuendo and not even very good innuendo at that.
In describing the rampant drug use on the set here is what Dustin had to say. “I could smell a certain 'smoke,' wafting from from the crack underneath my castmates' dressing rooms.” Noooo. Shocker. And were you smelling it so you could see who to buy from? Were you the only cast member who didn't smoke? I guess he is alleging pot smoking by the cast, but if it really happened then he needs to come out and say it. This isn't a source or something that I would use in a blind item. This is a first person account and if he saw it then he needs to say it. Truth is always a defense to libel. The way this reads it could have been cloves or cigarettes and they were breaking the law regarding smoking inside buildings. Fail.
The only serious allegation he makes in regards to drug use is that he alleges mark Paul Gosselaar used steroids immediately before that College Years spin off. “He suddenly exploded with manliness, loading 25 pounds of muscle on his once-scrawny frame in, oh, about a month.” That's it? Some possible steroid use that he has obviously not continued with.
Oh, wait. What about the sex? “If Kelly [Tiffani Thiessen] was interested in Slater [Mario Lopez] one week, then backstage there was a lot going between them in Mario [Lopez]'s room. Then, if Jessie [Elizabeth Berkley] kisses Zack, then you know Elizabeth Berkley is going in Mark-Paul's room.”
Sounds like a guy who was jealous he couldn't get someone to visit his dressing room. He also said that Mario hit on every co-star and that Tiffani used guys to further her career. Now aren't you glad you didn't waste $30 of your money to read this?