Recent rumors of Michael Jackson sightings at Carlsbad's Chopra Center for Well Being are true. Deepak Chopra, who calls himself Jackson's "spiritual guru," wrote in the July 14 Delhi Times: "After the verdict clearing him of child molestation charges, Michael and his children spent a week with me in San Diego. He plans to stay in the Middle East now. I think being away from the U.S. will do him good. Michael has been through very anxious times, but that's all in the past now. He has told me that he now wants to pay attention to his career and make great music and movies.... Michael is eccentric, but I know he's not guilty of a criminal offence. Let's not forget that Michael is an independent person. He confuses people. He's sexually, racially, and culturally ambiguous."
Chopra, who was a potential defense witness at the singer's recent trial, met Jackson 20 years ago.