Tony Hayward defiantly defends his record as CEO of BP during the massive oil spill, saying he did all he could after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Hayward says he led the company as it immediately took responsibility for the spill and spent billions of dollars to clean it up. "I became a villain for doing the right thing," Hayward says. "But I understand that people find it easier to vilify an individual more than a company." The former CEO said certain comments, like when he said he wanted to get his life back, were “wrong.” Hayward said he didn’t step down because “I love the company,” but he had to for its best interest. "In America, the road back will be long but I believe achievable when the whole truth of the accident finally emerges and the Gulf coast is restored,” he said. “BP can rebuild faster in America without Tony Hayward as its CEO."