While many may believe that there is no such thing as bad publicity, a scandal can certainly be damaging to a professional reputation, as a tongue-in-cheek character has recently discovered. Once the playful alter-ego of a high-profile personal injury lawyer, “Excuseman” is now facing three dozen charges related to theft, forgery, and misappropriation of property.
Superhero in Distress
Excuseman is a superhero parody who has made his way into YouTube videos, comics, and even a self-published book, offering outlandish excuses for poor behavior and, essentially, mocking personal injury defendants. The costumed character was created by a Chicago attorney whose practice focused on pursuing financial recovery for injured accident victims. The 61-year-old lawyer even dressed as Excuseman, donning the blue and orange body suit and cape with the letters “XQ” emblazoned across his chest, riding a Segway and taking to task those who “mess up and don’t fess up.”