TV_Paige Posted June 19, 2006 Share Posted June 19, 2006 'Screech' Begs Fans To Be 'Saved By The T-Shirt' Dustin Diamond signs T-Shirts for a fee to save his house as another teen idol with problems of his own, Leif Garrett lends a hand. MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - More than a bell is needed to save Dustin Diamond this time around. Diamond, best known as geeky Screech Powers on the 1989-1993 teen comedy series, "Saved By The Bell," is selling T-shirts with his photo on them to try to raise $250,000 so he doesn't lose his gray two-story house under a foreclosure order. "If the public didn't care, I, as an entertainer, wouldn't have been a success," he said. He's selling the shirts on his Web site: getdshirts. The foreclosure order was filed last month in Ozaukee County Circuit Court. Diamond, 29, is trying to sell nearly 30,000 shirts at $15 each or $20 if he autographs the shirt with an expletive aimed at his mortgage broker. Diamond is attempting this last ditch effort to supplement the income he makes as a standup comic so he doesn't have to move from his Port Washington home, about 25 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dustin Diamond pleads to save his house The T-shirt has a photo of Diamond holding a sign that says, "Save My House." The back of the shirt reads, "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house." The third "e" was added to get around copyright laws, he said. Diamond appeared on Howard Stern's satellite radio show last week to plead his case. "I'm doing great with my comedy, but this is definitely a low point," he said. "Real life comes in and affects you." You can hear the entire interview on Diamond's Web site. Diamond is also waging a war on an expert in land contracts from New York Capital Exchange who he claims is to blame for his real estate woes. Diamond said, "Let's face it, if he can't find the time to work on a mortgage for a famous celebrity, how will he handle the average person?" Diamond doesn't have a listed phone number and e-mails to the address on his Web site and at an alternative address were not immediately returned. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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