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.)