Hayward says he was 'demonised and vilified'
Tony Hayward, who on Tuesday resigned as chief executive of BP, said he had been "demonised and vilified" over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
"This is a very sad day for me personally," Hayward told a conference call.
"Whether it is fair or unfair is not the point. I became the public face and was demonised and vilified. BP cannot move on in the US with me as its leader."
-- Dow Jones Newswires contributed to this story --
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