Hayward says he was 'demonised and vilified'

27th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

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 --

© 2010 AFP

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