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Radio’s Chris Douridas arrested

KCRW host is suspected of drugging and trying to kidnap a girl, 14, but has not been charged.

KCRW-FM radio host Chris Douridas, an influential Grammy-nominated musical tastemaker who has consulted on such Hollywood films as "American Beauty" and "Shrek 2," was arrested last week outside a popular Santa Monica bar on suspicion of drugging and trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl.

Douridas, 43, was arrested shortly after midnight Jan. 6. Witnesses, who reported seeing Douridas put a substance into the victim’s drink and carry her out of the Circle Bar on Main Street, flagged down police.

Douridas, a Pacific Palisades resident, was released by police after posting $1-million bail.

KCRW is a hugely popular and influential public radio station in L.A. Douridas is one of their most popular DJs. I’m not sure if I was more startled that his bail was one million or that he could post it. (I volunteered at KCRW some years back and knew him slightly.)

  • Dan McGuire

    One only needs to post 10% of bail to be released which means he’d have to put
    up $100,000. Most bailbondsmen would put that amount up for someone who owns
    a house in Pacific Palisades, where the average house now sells for $1.2
    million.

  • Bob

    Good point. However I think, if he put up 10%, then the bailbonds people keep it. Chances are he put up his house as 100% collateral, then if he appears, he gets it all back minus a fee.

    He still hasn’t been charged. Nor has the other person been identified.

  • john

    i know chris, we use to hang out quite a bit. chris is definately a drug addict, so to think that this is something he could never do isn’t going to fly. when i first heard about this it creeped me out. not in that i thought there was no way possible that chris would do such a thing, but that he actually got caught doing such a disgusting act. chris is creepy. he also has children, yikes…..

  • WEST DOURIDAS

    IF YOU KNOW MY BROTHER THEN YOU KNOW HE WOULD NEVER DO THESE THINGS. I HAVE READ A LOT OF PEOPLES OPINONS, AND I KNOW THAT THE THE WORLD IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO DO THESE UNTHINKABLE THINGS. I TRUST MY BROTHER WITH EVERYTHING THAT I LOVE, AND NEVER WILL I BELIVE THESE BOGUS ALLIGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE. I HAVE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN AND I WILL ALWAYS TRUST HIM TO BE THE UNCLE, BROTHER, ROLE MODEL, AND FRIEND HE REMAINS.

  • KCRW

    Marieke Douridas, 14; Past Marquez Student

    May 11, 2006
    Marieke Laura Douridas, a part-time Pacific Palisades resident and former Marquez Elementary School student, died April 30 at her family home in South Pasadena from a seizure. She was 14.

    An eighth grader at South Pasadena Middle School, Marieke was a consistent honor roll student and recently performed in the school’s production of “Grease.” A gifted actress, she had been accepted to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and won the 2006 Best Actress Award at the 168 Hour Film Festival for her role in the short film “Free of Charge.”

    Marieke is remembered by the many who loved her for her boundless generosity, her kindness, her quick and dazzling smile and her wonderful sense of humor. She was a talented visual artist who enjoyed listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Marieke adored animals of all sorts and often rescued stray neighborhood cats and dogs with her family.

    Although she had suffered periodic seizures since she was a small child, Marieke never let her condition stop her from wringing every ounce of joy out of each day she was given and sharing that joy with those around her.

    Before moving to South Pasadena, Marieke attended Little Red Schoolhouse in Hollywood and before that, Marquez Elementary.

    Funeral services were held May 6 at St. James Episcopal Church in South Pasadena. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Marieke Douridas Foundation, 16133 Ventura Blvd., Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436, which will support causes that were close to Marieke’s heart.

    She is survived by her parents, Mieke Kramer and Jim Tavares of South Pasadena and Chris Douridas and Kendal Brenneman of Pacific Palisades; her brother Luka Douridas; and her grandparents, Marijke and Flip Kramer, Judi and Stuart Schmitz, Robert and Geraldine Tavares and William Douridas.

    She is also survived by nine aunts and uncles, as well as many additional relatives in Holland, Ohio and Texas.