Son Sues Mom for Not Stopping Dad's Beatings British man says she failed a mother's basic duty By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted May 26, 2010 1:29 PM CDT 21 comments Comments A man in Britain is suing his mother over the abuse his father meted out. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A man in Britain who suffered daily beatings from his father is suing his mother for not stopping them. The 32-year-old wants more than $70,000 because he says his mom failed a mother's basic duty—protecting her offspring. "She should not have allowed her volatile husband to remain in the same house and beat his children," his lawyer tells the Telegraph. "She should have obtained an injunction or divorced him."