"They wouldn’t let us out and they replayed the same film again," he continued. "They played it three times until someone heard me knocking."
McLean said the whole experience left him feeling a bit freaked out. "It seems like a brainwashing type technique; this doesn’t seem normal to me," he said.
The Church of Scientology has not specifically responded to McLean's account, but has vehemently denied similar accusations brought forth by ex-members and virtually all of Remini's claims about her 35 years in the organization.
She has her own page on ScientologyNews.org, where she is accused of "exploiting" Scientology to "appear relevant again," creating "revisionist history" with her recent A&E series where she talked about her experiences and interviewed others about theirs.
As for whether or not the alleged "technique" was effective or not, McLean admitted, "I got close, but I never would have." While he says he was raised spiritually, and still lives his life that way, he's "more about spirituality than organized religion."