An official statement from Hearn read: "We take these type of allegations very seriously. We have written to Ronnie asking him to explain his comments and to provide details of any match fixing and the names of the players that he is referring to.
"Clearly, to make these type of allegations without informing the governing body through the correct channels is wholly unacceptable and extremely damaging to the sport. We await his response."
Lee could be hit with a life ban from snooker when he receives his sentence on September 24.