I stand tall yet remain grounded.
I serve as a distraction, it can lead to confusion or aggravation.
I am abused; cut, stabbed, and pounded.
With jubilation, I am destined for immolation.
Who am I?
There have been a couple answers that are on the right track. The clue about distraction can be interpreted more abstractly.
Disingenuous is my position, unrelated and unfounded.
If my ruse is revealed, it will certainly lead to litigation.
The answer is an open compound word formed from two words, and its literal definition is rarely used.