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Johnny Depp Responds to Accusation of Verbally Abusive Behavior from “Blow” Costar Lola Glaudini

"[Johnny] walks over to me, comes up to me, sticks his finger in my face and he goes, 'Who the f--- do you think you are?' " Glaudini claimed of Depp

<p>Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for ZFF; David Livingston/Getty</p> Johnny Depp in Zurich, Switzerland on Oct. 2, 2020; Lola Glaudini in Hollywood, California, on Nov. 2, 2016

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Johnny Depp in Zurich, Switzerland on Oct. 2, 2020; Lola Glaudini in Hollywood, California, on Nov. 2, 2016

Johnny Depp has responded to the claim made by a former costar alleging that he was once verbally abusive on set.

The costar — Lola Glaudini, who worked with Depp, 60, on the 2001 drama Blow — made comments on the Powerful Truth Angels podcast's Jan. 30 episode, alleging the actor accosted her after the movie's director Ted Demme told her to "burst out laughing" during a monologue of Depp's.

“I hear the cue, and I go, 'Haha!', and I do a big laugh or whatever,” said Glaudini, 52. “Johnny Depp, when they say 'Cut,' walks over to me, comes up to me, sticks his finger in my face ... and he goes, ‘Who the f--- do you think you are? Who the f--- do you think you are? Shut the f--- up! I’m out here, and I’m trying to f---ing say my lines, and you’re f---ing pulling focus.' "

A rep for Depp said in a statement that the actor "always prioritizes good working relationships with cast and crew and this recounting differs greatly from the recollection of other members on set at the time."

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Glaudini further alleged that Depp's comments happened during her first day on set, and went on, " 'You f---ing idiot. ... Oh, now it’s not so funny? Now you can shut up? Now you can f---ing shut the fuck up? ... The quiet that you are right now, that’s how you f---ing stay.' "

"It was my first studio movie; I’d just done indies until then. And the star who I have idolized, who I am so excited to work with, reamed me in my face. The only thing going through my head was, ‘Don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry,' " she said on the podcast.

In quotes shared with PEOPLE, Samuel Sarkar, a sound technician on Blow, said, "As a sound person, you’re constantly listening to what is going on on set, listening for noises, listening for chatter. In fact, specifically, I would listen to Johnny’s audio to check for interference, both during rehearsals and during the take."

"I never heard anything like that — and that would have been a remarkable event," added Sarkar, who also worked with Depp on his films Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Chocolat (2000) and Minamata (2021), per the outlet.

<p>Moviestore/Shutterstock </p> Johnny Depp in <em>Blow</em> (2001)

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Johnny Depp in Blow (2001)

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According to Glaudini, Depp approached her later with a "a non-apology apology," telling her he was " 'really in my head and staying in my character' " during the alleged incident.

" 'I’m doing this Boston accent, and it’s really f---ing with me. So I’m a little tense and stuff. ... So I just wanted to make sure that we’re cool and everything,' " she went on. "I just looked at him and I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about? Of course, what are you talking about? Totally cool.’ "

As for Demme, who died at age 38 in 2002, Glaudini claimed on the podcast that he “did not come over and say anything” to her after the alleged incident — for example, a comment to Depp letting him know he had been the one to direct Glaudini to laugh.

"I was just like ... my dad said, ‘Don’t let 'em see you sweat.’ And so that was that," she also said.

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