Newly released video clips of former BP CEO Tony Hayward's recent deposition show Hayward at times somber and angry when questioned about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Do you remember any of the names of the individuals who lost their lives?" an attorney asks him.
"I remember some of them," Hayward answers, looking down. He ultimately correctly only names one of the 11 men who died on the rig explosion.
The clips, posted by the Daily on Sunday, are now at the center of a legal battle as a judge ordered their removal Tuesday and the website refused to comply. Judge Sally Shushan said the video's release may violate a pretrial order stipulating "no part of the video or audio record...shall be released or made available to any member of the public unless authorized by the Court."
According to the Daily, the judge's order the removal came after a request from BP's lawyers.
A statement from the Daily said: “We have not removed the clips ... and have no intention of doing so until we’ve had the opportunity to present our case to the court."
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