“The sex tape is the thing that I am most embarrassed about,” Dustin Diamond explains in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Back in 2006 at age 29, the man better known as Screech from Saved by the Bell released a sex tape called “Screeched.” While Diamond swears that he used a stunt double, he still regrets the decision he made in the hopes of making a quick buck.
On “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” Diamond discusses his experiences as a child star, how much he regrets some of the things the ghostwriter said in Diamond’s memoir Behind the Bell and, of course, “Screeched.” He explains that the idea for the sex tape came about when he learned Paris Hilton reportedly made $14 million off her sex tape. “And my buddy said, ‘$14 million? Holy smokes, where’s the Screech sex tape? You got to be worth at least a million.’ And I thought, ‘Yeah — yeah, maybe.’ And that’s as simple as it was.”
If it makes you feel any better about watching it, he claims that it’s not actually his body in the tape: “It’s my face but nothing else.” Oh, phew!