“Most of them weren’t replaced by other workers,” the executive said about the Californian freelancers who were let go. Earlier this month, Lopez launched a GoFundMe campaign to help her pay for the costs of creating an LLC. AB 5 has come in for criticism from a variety of quarters, including from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader. The frustrations are acutely felt by managers and freelancers alike because in many cases the law is affecting relationships that been built up over many years. “We want those people to stay engaged,” the Vox Media source said.