Shiloh Bates interview
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – 11:20 p.m.
Shiloh Bates is a student at Ole Miss and a former resident of the 24/7 live stream show, Under Glass: The Study of Generation Z in the Real.
Detective Magee spoke to her at her apartment.
- Detective J. Magee
- Shiloh Bates
Detective Magee: Sorry to interrupt whatever you're doing here. This shouldn't take long. Please state your name and address for the record.
Shiloh Bates: I'm Shiloh, and I live right here. You're sitting in my living room. And we're making a sex video. Nothing that people didn't get to see when we lived at Under Glass.
Detective Magee: Before you say anything else, we need you to state your full name and your address for the record.
Shiloh Bates: Oh, my God. My full name is Shiloh Saffron Bates, and my current address is 1021 Molly Barr Road.
Detective Magee: How long have you lived here?
Shiloh Bates: Why? We aren't doing anything wrong. We don't need a permit from the city or anything, do we? Why all the questions?
Detective Magee: I need you to answer, please.
Shiloh Bates: Fine. I've lived here since that bastard threw me out on the street.
Detective Magee: What was the date?
Shiloh Bates: I got thrown out on September 29th. I moved in here the next day.
Detective Magee: Where did you live previously?
Shiloh Bates: Oh, please. You know where. At Under Glass on Muirfield Drive, and I lived there from, like, August 2021 or something. Like from the beginning. I made that horrible man so much money.
Detective Magee: What is the horrible man's name?
Shiloh Bates: Hoyt Biffle. He owns Under Glass. But you know all of this already. I thought I was through with ridiculous questions when I moved away from freaking Lamey Bitch-hell.
Detective Magee: I'm sorry, freaking who?
Shiloh Bates: Lacey Mitchell. But you knew that, too. What do you want from me?
Detective Magee: What kind of questions did Lacey ask?
Shiloh Bates: Lame questions. She was practicing her witness cross-examination skills. She thought she was clever and discreet, but she was clumsy and obvious.
Detective Magee: Did she ask questions about Mr. Biffle?
Shiloh Bates: I never listened, so I couldn't tell you. That girl would do well to get herself a hair net and practice asking, "May I take your order?"
Detective Magee: Did Lacey get along with the other residents?
Shiloh Bates: I really couldn't tell you. I did my own thing. They could've been having pillow fights to get viewership, but I didn't pay any attention to the other residents.
Detective Magee: Do you know if the other residents got along with Mr. Biffle?
Shiloh Bates: It is beneficial to get along with Mr. Biffle. I wasn't anyone's confidant. Well, except for Wyatt, and his relationship with Mr. Biffle was the same as my relationship with Mr. Biffle.
Detective Magee: Which is what?
Shiloh Bates: None whatsoever, now. That pile of crap is a grease spot in the rearview mirror of my life.
Detective Magee: When was the last time you saw him?
Shiloh Bates: Couldn't tell ya.
Detective Magee: Why is that?
Shiloh Bates: Because I don't remember, that's why. He didn't even show up to throw me out. Did it over the phone. Spineless. Weak.
Detective Magee: When was the last time you were at the Under Glass house?
Shiloh Bates: September 29th. Why?
Detective Magee: And you didn't see Mr. Biffle at that time?
Shiloh Bates: No. I told you. In fact, I hardly ever saw him outside of the mandatory outings to show off his harem. I never minded those, though. Free food and excellent marketing. Otherwise, he did business over the phone or by text…email…Why all these questions about Hoyt?
Detective Magee: Where were you today between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.?
Shiloh Bates: Here. I was here. Look, what is going on?
Detective Magee: Can anyone corroborate that for you?
Shiloh Bates: Yes, Wyatt. We were here.
Detective Magee: Anyone else?
Shiloh Bates: No, but we were, you know, filming.
Detective Magee: When you were evicted on September 29th, did you threaten Mr. Biffle or anyone else living in the house?
Shiloh Bates: Uh, no. No, I didn't. Threaten.
Detective Magee: What did you do?
Shiloh Bates: I… I wrote something. What is going on here? Is something wrong with Hoyt? Did something happen?
Detective Magee: He's dead.
Shiloh Bates: He's … are you sure?
Detective Magee: Very. Miss Bates, what was the message you left on the day you were evicted?
Shiloh Bates: I just…it wasn't a threat. I wrote, "I'll be the one laughing when karma catches you."
Detective Magee: Where did you leave that message?
Shiloh Bates: On the mirror in my room. With a lip liner pencil.
Detective Magee: And you're saying that it wasn't a threat?
Shiloh Bates: Yes. It wasn't. I didn't mean anything by it.
Detective Magee: Why were you evicted?
Shiloh Bates: For a stupid reason. Wyatt and I were sneaking off to have sex.
Detective Magee: Were you unfairly treated?
Shiloh Bates: Well, at the time— at that time, I was really upset. I was making him money. I broke the rules, but I was still making him money.
Detective Magee: Were you in violation of your contract with Mr. Biffle?
Shiloh Bates: Yes.
Detective Magee: Have you ever been in the control shed in the backyard of the Under Glass house?
Shiloh Bates: No. I don't go in there.
Detective Magee: Did Mr. Biffle have any enemies that you know of?
Shiloh Bates: No. I don't know. Those people from COP are the only people I ever heard say anything threatening.
Detective Magee: You mean, besides you?
Shiloh Bates: That wasn't— we didn't mean anything.
Detective Magee: We?
Shiloh Bates: I mean, Wyatt yelled at Hoyt in the camera as we were leaving, but he didn't mean anything.
Detective Magee: What did he say?
Shiloh Bates: He said, "Your ass is mine, Biffle." Or something. But he didn't mean it. He didn't. And we were home together all afternoon.
Detective Magee: Can you see how that wouldn't provide much confidence in either story, Miss Bates?
Shiloh Bates: Look, I can show you on the video camera. We were filming—
Detective Magee: You could've previously filmed that and set it up tonight.
Shiloh Bates: No! I can show you! We were using these—
Detective Magee: Please don't reach for anything, Miss Bates. I can see the props you're referring to.
Shiloh Bates: I didn't kill Hoyt. I was mad, yes. I wrote a nasty message in lip liner, yes. It also was a show for my fans. And that's what Wyatt and I are trying to do here tonight—film something for my fans. We were here. Working. I swear.
Detective Magee: Can you think of anyone we should speak to?
Shiloh Bates: I'm really shaken by this. No one comes to mind right now.
Detective Magee: If you think of anything, please call.
Interview ended – 11:46 p.m.