As 2019 draws to a close, Lori Loughlin is said to be preparing for her upcoming legal battle.

Earlier this year, both she and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying Rick Singer $500,000 so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, could attend the University of Southern California (USC). Subsequently, they were each charged with mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery. 

Now,  a new report has surfaced regarding what the "Fuller House" actress is planning on doing in 2020.

According to Radar Online, Loughlin has started to do specific things as she begins facing the possibility that she could go to prison in the new year.

"She's knuckling down, learning the lingo and practicing martial arts to give off the impression she's tough and to ward off potential bullies," a source revealed. They later added that "Prison is going to be sink or swim and Lori doesn't intend to sit back and take the abuse without a fight."

Continuing, they said, "Besides the physical training she's getting lots of advice from prison professors on how to earn one's keep behind bars. It's a sure sign she knows deep down she's facing an inevitable stretch and will need to be prepared." 

READ: College Admissions Scandal Update: Lori Loughlin Could Go To Prison 'Earlier Than She Anticipated'

Aside from the aforementioned steps, the TV personality has also reportedly been getting additional legal advice behind the scenes. Previously, reports surfaced that she had started to take a "grueling" step as she began to prepare for her upcoming trial. Additionally, some experts have stated that her defense would be "smart" to do certain things leading up to any court dates. 

Loughlin and Giannulli are not the only family members who could face legal action pertaining to the ongoing admissions scam. Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose could also potentially be charged as defendants in the future. For her part, Olivia unexpectedly resurfaced on social media earlier this year. The decision to return is said to have caused some friction between her and Loughlin due to the fact that she viewed her daughter's actions as a "big betrayal."

Leading up to her reemergence, the YouTuber was reportedly given a script and coached as to what she could say in the December clip. As of now, it remains to be seen how her return will affect her career in the long run, but some have said it could result in "catastrophic" consequences. 

At this time, both Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to all charges and additionally claim that evidence exists to support their innocence. However, prosecutors have stated that they are in possession of an email that shows Giannulli admitting his guilt. According to Deadline, Loughlin and Giannulli could face up to 50 years in prisons and millions of dollars in fines if found guilty. Their next court date is set for Jan. 17.

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli "Fuller House" star Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among 50 people indicted in the college bribery scandal. Photo: AFP/Joseph Prezioso